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attaccabottone (noun) : [at-tak'ka-bot-own'eh] [italian] - a bore who buttonholes others and tells them long tales of woe, from whom they long to escape but find it difficult to get away.

My next door neighbor is an Italian attaccabottone, and I always have to tell him I'm too busy to chat! —unk, but a scientist coined it, book In Other Words: A Language Lover's..., recently (year or two ago)

Submitted by: jonathan keith sheriff from California on Oct. 25, 2005 20:22


attackled (verb) : To attack someone in a tackling moition

Bob attackled Fred last night.

Submitted by: Joseph Stewart from Canada on Feb. 11, 2007 00:41


attendeeism : the act of going to work with a communicable illness, when one should stay at home to rest and recover.

Due to John's attendeeism, the entire office caught his flu and work production suffered greatly.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 02, 2005 12:20


attention surplus disorder (noun) : an inability to multitask : compulsive devotion of one's complete attention to a task disregarding all outside stimulus and conversation

I know I won't get a response from my husband while he is reading due to his Attention Surplus Disorder.

Submitted by: Christopher Davidson from Illinois on Aug. 29, 2008 18:52


attimatize (verb) : to adjust to a new time zone

I've only been in the country 2 days and I've already attimatized.

Submitted by: Nick Gibson from Australia on Jun. 28, 2008 05:13


attitudey (other) : disrespect

Jenna had a major case of attitudey.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 08, 2005 20:20


attitudinal (adjective) : (1) Having or displaying a negative attitude. (2) Irritable, confrontational, argumentative.

"Attitudinal customers make any customer service representative's day bad."

Submitted by: Purple Siege from Georgia Us on Aug. 15, 2006 12:14


attitudious (adjective) : Having an additude; having a demeanor of a perhaps sneaky attitude

My pet hen has been attitudious, and can sometimes "scheme" up ways to escape to the garden.

Submitted by: Jamie on May. 19, 2006 11:40


attitudy (adjective) : acting like you have attitude.

Don't be all attitudy with me.

Submitted by: Kit-Kat from Colorado on Jul. 19, 2007 13:25


attornify (verb) : to render into official legal language

Submitted by: Robert Bragaw from Arizona on Sep. 15, 2009 11:48