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March 15, 2017

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

 

Conbobberation - n [con- + bobber as in Engl dial bobbery disturbance, quarrel + -ation] obs A disturbance. 1845 Hooper Daddy Biggs’ Scrape DA, There was something aflouncin’ and sloshin’, and makin’ a devil of a conbobberation at the end of the line. 

 

“There’s always a conbobberation downtown.”

 

“Don’t conbobberate us during the movie!”

 

“Officer, there was a conbobberation in the apartment downstairs. The thief absquatulated with something or other.”

 

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way.  Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

 

Works Cited

 

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985.  Print.

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