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is a neologism, popularized by comedian/actor Rich Hall during his tenure on the 1980s HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. Each episode of the monthly series featured a regular segment on sniglets, which Hall described as "any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should". Hall's own sniglets, along with submissions by fans, were compiled into several books, starting with Sniglets and More Sniglets. See Sniglet
Below is a selection of sniglets I like (letters A - B):
Aeroma (ayr oh' ma) - n. The odor emanating from an exercise room after an aerobics workout.
Aeropalmics (ayr o palm' iks) - n. The study of wind resistance conducted by holding a cupped hand out the car window.
Ambivilane - the striped area by an exit ramp where people often pull off when trying to decide "Is this my exit?"
Animalanche: When you kick your stuffed animals in your sleep and they fall all over you or the floor. (from Kaffit, age 9)
Aquadextrous - adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.
Arachnidiot (ar ak ni' di ot) - n. A person, who, having wandered into an "invisible" spider web, begins gyrating and flailing about wildly.
B+ Stampede (bee' plus stam peed) - n. The attempt by half the classroom to claim the paper with no name on it.
Baldage (bald' aj) - n. The accumulation of hair in the drain after showering.
Beavo (bee' vo) - n. A pencil with teeth marks all over it.
Bixplex (biks' pleks) - n. Psychological block in which a person cannot choose which color of disposable lighter to purchase.
Blithwapping - v. Using anything BUT a hammer to hammer a nail into the wall, such as shoes, lamp bases, doorstops, etc.
Blivett (blih' vit) - v. To turn one's pillow over and over, looking for the cool spot.
Blossor - n. The hair style one has after removing a baseball cap.
Blurfle (bler' ful) - v. To be caught talking at the top of one's lungs when the music at the bar or disco suddenly stops.
Source: Bert Christensen's Truth & Humour Collection
Have you coined your own sniglet? Suggest some words that are not in the dictionary but should.