Verboticism: Parentrepidation

'There's no way a guy with a mono-brow is marrying my daughter!'

DEFINITION: n. A chosen mating partner who is not well-accepted by one's parents. v. To fight with one's parents over the selection of a suitable mate.

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Parentrepidation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pair-en-trep-eh-DAY-shun

Sentence: Because of the lack of social skills and obvious lack of education of her boyfriend Burno, Melinda's parents both had severe cases of parentrepidation, and were sending signals to Melinda that it was time to send Bruno packing.

Etymology: Blend of the word 'Parent' and 'Trepidation' (n. nervous or fearful feeling of uncertain agitation)

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