Verboticism: Springforlorn

'You had to get up an hour earlier?'

DEFINITION: n. The fatigue brought on by the loss of one hour of sleep, especially if caused by something beyond your control, like the conversion to daylight savings time, barking dogs, or an addiction to late night TV. v. tr. To lose one hour of sleep.

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: spring/for/lorn

Sentence: For days, Kelly was unable to get herself out of bed. The laundry piled up and her toddler began bouncing off the walls at all hours. Even without an early morning destination, they had become springforlorn and struggled to adjust to daylight savings time.

Etymology: a play on "Spring Forward", + forlorn - meaning miserable

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Comments: Springforlorn

silveryaspen - 2008-03-12: 12:01:00
Different angle! Unique word play!