Verboticism: Fauxlishness

'Why did you tell the cleaners to come so early?'

DEFINITION: n. Redundant and often clumsy preparations made before meeting with a "professional" -- like a hairdresser, dentist or cleaning lady. v. To prepare for a meeting with a professional by trying to hide the fact that you desperately need their services.

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Pronunciation: foh-lihsh-nehs

Sentence: Fulvia's life was full of fauxlishness. Not only did she dye her roots before going to the hairdressers and blame the Care Bears for her immaculate house when the cleaning lady arrived, but she had two dentists and two spiritual confessors in two different cities.

Etymology: Using FAUX, meaning fake or artificial + a play on FOOLISHNESS, meaning a lack of good sense or judgement

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Comments: Fauxlishness

galwaywegian - 2009-03-26: 08:55:00

kateinkorea - 2009-03-26: 09:21:00

splendiction - 2009-03-26: 21:17:00
Excellent word!