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rogue- hippopotobox

noun; other word formation type
an unexpected bad event that occurs suddenly with no possibility of avoidance
 
The word is used to describe a unique type of event that is unexpected and unavoidable. Thus, the speaker drew from a few other words to put together this new word to properly create this meaning. Rogue meaning uncontrollable. Hippopotobox evokes imagery of an extremely large box or animal. The two together bring to mind some type of large uncontrollable obstacle.
Etymology : Novel term
Source : Wow, the last problem on the test was a rogue hippopotobox !
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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