Verboticism: Tressicate

'Her hair is not!'

DEFINITION: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

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Reconnoithair

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reck/con/noyt/air

Sentence: His job was to reconnoithair the party and alert all incoming males of any signs of PMS.

Etymology: reconnoiter + hair

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Barnetologist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: bar net olo gist

Sentence: he was a true barnetologist, able to read right through the hair line.

Etymology: barnet, an English colloquialism of a hair do.

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Doodify

Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: Doo + defy

Sentence: After one look at Janey this morning, I doodified that she probably didn't even make it home last night, and she wasn't the one to ask favors from today.

Etymology: Doo, from her (hair)do, dify from identify.

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Tresstest

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tress test

Sentence: Monty had figured out that when people had bad hair days, they usually had bad mood days. He called it his tresstest and if you looked like Rapunzel, you would likely be in a good mood, but if you looked like Medusa, you were to be avoided at all costs. The words hair trigger were coined for a reason...

Etymology: Tress (lock of hair) & Test (any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc); WordPlay on StressTest (a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress)

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Knottipathetic

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: not-tee-pah-theh-tik

Sentence: Roger figured he'd use his knottipathetic skills to get ahead at work. (He learned all about it on the internet during knotworking breaks.) But when he misdiagnosed his boss's bed-head as a subliminal invitation to get kinky, he ended up losing more than his hair.

Etymology: knot + pathy

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Hairnalysis

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Hair-nal-i-sys

Sentence: I recognized her depression immediatly through hairnalysis.

Etymology: Hair + analysis

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Groomreading

Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: GROOM-rea-ding

Sentence: After some careful groomreading, I have decided that you must be one confused individual and are not just having a bad hair day.

Etymology: to groom + to read

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Hairathought

Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: hair-ra-thought

Sentence: Can you guys please hairathought for her? she isnt feeling too well today! cant you see?

Etymology: Spare a thought. now, Hairathought!

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Psychiatress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh kai ah tress

Sentence: definately a bad hair day, on so many levels, her psychiatress said in clipped tones

Etymology: psychiatrist tress

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Follicopathy

elstiko

Created by: elstiko

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