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runoverness

noun; derivation
the experience of being run over by a car
 
This word comes from the result of the compounding of "run" and "over", which creates a verb meaning "to hit or drive over something with a vehicle". By adding the noun-forming suffix "-ness", this becomes a noun. In context, it was used for comedic effect, as a cartoon dog's cause of death was labeled as "runoverness".
Etymology : Derived from "run over". Run: merger of the Old English words "rinnan", meaning flow, run together, and "aernan", meaning to ride or run to. Over: from Old English "ofer" meaning above or beyond.
Source : "The cause of death was runoverness, sparked by a hit-and-run accident." From an internet article discussing the death of Family Guy character Brian Griffin. Etymology from Etymonline.
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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