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litty-committee

other word formation type rhyming compound; interjection
Used as an expression of excitement or approval for a certain event that is to come. It is only appropriate to use this phrase in colloquial settings, as is with the word lit, which his term is based off. Created as a nonce word within a friend group, this phrase has not picked up too much traction beyond a select group of people.
 
The term litty-committee is used exclusively within my friend group (to my knowledge). It was coined by a friend of mine who loves using the word lit but also loves finding/creating rhyming compounds to make his vocabulary more exciting. The word committee contributes little to the meaning of the phrase except for the rhyming part. However, while litty-committee can mean lit in certain circumstances, one would not describe a party as being litty-committee. Litty-committee has to be used as a standalone interjection, unlike lit, which can be used as an adjective to describe the state of other things.
Etymology : Rhyming compound formed from the words litty and committee. Litty is formed from the root lit (dating back to the Old Norse root litr) and the adjective-forming suffix -y. Committee can be broken down into the root commit (from Latin com and mittere) and the suffix -ee.
Source : Friend 1: “Anyone down to get Chipotle tonight?” Friend 2: “Ooh me!” Friend 3: “Yeah, I’d be down.” Friend 1: “Litty-committee!” (In person. 10-30-2019)
Last modified: 6 December 2019


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