NaBloPoMo Day 8: Play Lexicographer

Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.

1. The act of visually scrutinizing an individual with the intent of discovering whether he/she originates from Ethiopia.

derma of or relating to the skin, Addis of or relating to the city of Addis Ababa as synonymous with Ethiopia, ize origin unknown but possibly a phonetic rendering of an East African Semitic accent in pronouncing “is”, reg from the Amharic verb madreg: to do (dishes, homework, coitus, errands, etc.)

Variation: demaddisizereg from the Amharic “dem”: blood.

Slang: demam (adj.)

Example Sentence: After demaddisizereging her from a distance for a few minutes, he decided to approach her with his demam routine.

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