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Tre∙be∙kan∙ize

Pronunciation: \'tre-be-kə-ˌnīz\

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form(s): Tre∙be∙kan∙ized; Tre∙be∙kan∙izing

Origin: Alex Trebek

: to specifically over-accentuate foreign words within a sentence otherwise comprised of a single language.

— Tre·be·kan·i·za·tion \'tre-be-kə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Did you hear our professor trebekanize that word?

He must think he can speak Italian.
by geobaum April 14, 2009
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