Verboticism: Cootfess

'Do you think she is overreacting to our surprise party?'

DEFINITION: n., The shock and embarrassment felt after innocently implying that you are much younger, only to discover that everyone actually knows how old you really are. v., To be embarrassed when caught lying about your age.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌkutˈfɛs/

Sentence: Before my so-called friends could sell me over the hill, I decided to cut my losses and cootfess that this was actually the 10th anniversary of my 29th birthday and not my actual 29th birthday.

Etymology: cootfess - from "coot" + "(con)fess" sell over the hill - from "sell (down the river)" + "(gone) over the hill"

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Comments: Cootfess

silveryaspen - 2008-02-05: 18:29:00
Was it the hootfest over his real age that made him cootfess? Catchy word!