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'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Remnut

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: rihm-nuht

Sentence: With great pride, her widower dad had always considered himself frugal--he paid his bills on time, he didn't buy anything on credit, he saved every nut and bolt from every house he ever lived in, he had re-soled shoes from the 1960's he might wear again. It carried over into the fridge which she cleaned when she felt brave enough. In that cold and usually dark place, she would find shriveled halves of tomatoes, mold-laden cheese, jars with one or two olives or pickles floating around, several containers with an inch of milk and unknown liquid remaining, heels of bread, packaged globs of what used to be spinach. She sighed at these remnants of meals past. Her dear old dad was a remnut! At least he was making good food choices.

Etymology: Using REMNANT, meaning a usually small part or trace remaining + NUT, meaning a foolish, eccentric or crazy person

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mrskellyscl I love words that are fun to say. - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-14: 14:30:00

like this word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-15: 08:50:00

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Refillaphobe

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: re-fill-a-fobe

Sentence: Both of my sons are refillaphobes....every time I go to get a sip of milk out of the carton, two drops triclke down my frustrated throat.

Etymology: refill......self explanatory "phobe" from the word "phobia" which is associated with fears of certain actions, or circumstances.

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Condimentalist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon di men tal ist

Sentence: It was only after they had moved in together that Sandra realized she was living with a condimentalist. Fred would use up the ketchup, mustard, relish and sauces in the fridge and then put the empty containers back until the naive Sandra would reach for them. Not only would she not know they had run out of something before she went for groceries, she would be forced to eat salads without dressings, fries without ketchup or hot dogs without the fixings. The only thing that cured him was when she placed empty beer bottles in the fridge on really hot days...wah, wah!

Etymology: Condiment (a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment)& Mentalist ((philosophy) a person who believes the doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness)

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Sabottleur

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: SA bott le eur

Sentence: A sabottleur is a person known to cause sabotage with almost-empty bottles or containers. The nearly empty bottles build up in large quantities in the fridge. The collection will stink, occupy space and needlessly remain chilled. The sabottleur’s justification may be that leaving a small quantity is better than nothing. Often the sabottleur’s main motive is to avoid taking the time to recycle the container.

Etymology: From saboteur (a person who causes harm) and bottle.

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petaj Those sabottleurs are very Krafty. Good one. - petaj, 2009-05-15: 05:36:00

this is hilarious - mweinmann, 2009-05-15: 08:50:00

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Dribletarian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dribliterēən

Sentence: Mark's girlfriend Judy is a humanitarian, vegetarian, librarian. Mark is a dribletarian, the keeper of the small and insignificant, the Grand Poobah of dribs and drabs, the Rajah of remnants. Judy thinks he is just a lazy slob who doesn't want to crack out a new bottle of ketchup.

Etymology: driblet (a small or insignificant amount) + arian (having a concern or belief in a specified thing)

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Perhaps one of them is a Hungarian octogenarian. - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-14: 13:10:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:39:00

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Recycalator

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree-syk-uh-lay-tur

Sentence: Eddie was a recycalator. It wasn't because he was a procrastinator, but because he was environmentally conscious, that he left his empties in the refrigerator for his wife to recycle later.

Etymology: recycle + later

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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Allgonif

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation: All-gawn-if

Sentence: What allgonif didn't replace the toilet paper!?!?

Etymology: All gone: depleted, used up; gonif: yiddish noun meaning scoundrel

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Residurate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Rez-id-you-rate

Sentence: Anne's face dropped when she opened the fridge and found it full of near-empty and empty beer bottles, peanut butter jars with a smear left in them and a juice bottle with a few millilitres of orange in the bottom. "Aarrgh! You residurate!" she yelled, throwing the almost empty juice carton at Joe's limp form on the floor. "Ugh. I didn't get to take the rubbish out... could you?" he mumbled slurringly, scratching himself. "Not on your life!" was all she could think to say without cursing.

Etymology: Residue - icky remains of a substance; Refridgerate - store in a cold place; You - as opposed to me, since the reason I do it is because I don't want to be the one cleaning it or disposing of it.

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Ok, I admit it, I've lived in a sharehouse with such a residurate. - dochanne, 2009-05-15: 03:29:00

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Slackovers

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Slack-overs

Sentence: Marie was mad that John left so many slackovers in the fridge for her to take care of.

Etymology: Slacking, Left-overs

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Good word :) You've got my vote! I LIKE it! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:57:00

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Refridgulater

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: re-frij-yoo-lay-tah

Sentence: as he put the almost empty bottle of sauce back in the fridge he knew he was a refridgulator of the highest order

Etymology: refrigerator, re fridge you later

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good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-14: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-05-14: 09:17:00
I detect some venting going on here today! Thanks, Metro...

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-05-18: 02:03:00
Yes, you are correct.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-25: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

remistram - 2010-11-25: 08:45:00
good one! i live with one of these types