Verboticism: Gingifrightis

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DEFINITION: n. A fear dental instruments, in particular the fear that your dentist will drop an instrument down your throat while chatting with the dental assistant.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jin/ji/fry/tis

Sentence: I developed a severe case of gingifrightis after the dentist accidentally scraped a tonsil with a scaling tool. Now I gag every time I see an olive on a pick.

Etymology: gingivitis + fright

Points: 686

Comments: Gingifrightis

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 08:08:00
Quite the toothpickle.

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:19:00
Funny, funny.