2 definitions by Pseudocrat

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noun. A special state of smugness experienced by a Scrabble player who is either winning or has recently had a very high-scoring word on the board.

Unlike normal smugness, Scrabble Smugness is notoriously difficult to hide and even statements such as "I was lucky that time" or "It's just the tiles" will do nothing to reassure the opponent(s) that there is no smugness.

Typically Scrabble Smugness will manifest itself as a peculiar grin, and is accompanied by feelings of superiority and an over-estimation of one's intelligence. In many cases, Scrabble Smugness will induce feelings of Scrabble Rage in the opponent(s).
Player 1: Damn it, you're always winning.

Player 2: (modestly) I was just lucky that time. It's the tiles really...

Player 3: Like fuck it is. And don't pretend to be coy - you have the worst case of Scrabble Smugness ever.
by Pseudocrat November 03, 2009
noun. A feeling of mounting frustration and even anger commonly experienced by the losing player in the popular board game, Scrabble. Scrabble Rage will often follow a surprise high-scoring word from the opponent and is particularly likely if the winner (or soon-to-be a winner) shows any signs of smugness*

NB In extreme cases of Scrabble Rage, anything the winner does or says can be interpreted by the loser as smugness. While violence is rare, much tutting, sighing, reddening of the face, muttering about bad tiles and staring into space has been recorded during outbreaks of Scrabble Rage.

*See Scrabble Smugness.
Woman: Whenever my husband loses at Scrabble he gets the most awful Scrabble Rage.

Husband: You could at least wait for me to leave the room before you start talking about me.
by Pseudocrat November 03, 2009

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