Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
made-up words, portmanteaus, word meanings
What does this sentence mean?
|Most of the employees were anxious about the reorg but after two straight weeks of overtime, I was almost exhaustipated.|
Reorg, short for reorganization, refers to a major overhaul of a company’s internal structure. Because it generally includes role changes and layoffs, most employees tremble at the word.
Exhaustipated is a portmanteau — a word composed of parts of other words — that derives from exhausted and constipated. The meaning is “too tired to give a crap.”
Exhaustipated is not officially a word yet but it’s been submitted to various online dictionaries besides the Urban Dictionary, where you can get it on a coffee mug. As of today, there are over 21,000 hits for it on Google.
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