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diabetes cream

noun; compounding
a particular substance described as a thick liquid and spreadable, and has an extremely sweet taste due to high amounts of sugar
 
This term is formed by a compound of the words "diabetes" and "cream". Each word in the compound plays a significant semantic purpose and was created with a particular scenario or image in mind. The term was intended to refer to a particular product and explain how sweet the product tastes by the exaggeration that if an individual were to spread the product on their body like an ointment (therefore the use of the root cream) the person would become diabetic (thus the root diabetes). In this case it was used to describe the particular food product of discussion at the time, but its intended meaning is one in which it can be applied to any extremely sweet tasting substance.
Etymology : A compound of the roots "diabetes" from Latin diabetes, and "cream" from Old French cresme meaning ointment of cream.
Source : "Yeah do you want some of his diabetes cream?" Suitemate asking his roommate if he wanted to taste the food product called Gunkel.
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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