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'Why can't I get my allowance in cash?'

DEFINITION: v. To exclusively use credit cards, debit cards and/or electronic banking in order to avoid using, or even touching, old fashioned cash. n. A person who never pays for anything using real money.

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Ecashified

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: eee cash if ide

Sentence: Dorothy had recently become ecashified. If she could not use her computer to pay for it, she did not buy it.

Etymology: e(electronic) and cash and suffix (fied) Also play on word classified

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Good word! more people need to be Ecashified so they do not spend unwisely :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 19:11:00

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Spendshift

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: spend-shift

Sentence: Gabe's wife, Myrtle, loved to tell her friends that he had become a devoted spendshift, having arranged to have both their paychecks deposited directly to their banking accounts, doing all his bill paying on line and making all purchases with credit or debit cards, thereby avoiding any contact with actual cash which he considered to be antiquated and beneath him.

Etymology: Blend of spend and shift, a play on the word spendthrift.

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Spendshift and exchange day (slang term frequently used for pay day) go so well together. Superb pun and a terrific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:58:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-14: 22:27:00

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Amexclusive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am ex kloooooo siv

Sentence: After yesterday's debacls at Metro's Mouthwatering Diner, she decided she couldn't touch anything green for a long time. She went amexclusive.

Etymology: Amex, exclusive

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lol! great sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:00:00

great combo Galway - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 10:43:00

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Debtmintor

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: debt-mint-or

Sentence: Charlie had his very own debtmintor growing up. Daddy taught him well!

Etymology: debt + u.s. mint + mentor

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Buckstopper

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: buk stop per

Sentence: Let's be Franc...Mark had a Yen to use plastic. He liked it so much because he did not have to dirty his hands with cash. He would Peso himself spending by only charging items. He would not Baht an eye at high service fees and comPound interest rates. His friends called him Robert Dinero...

Etymology: Buck (dollar in slang) & Stopper (to no longer use or be part of)

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Plastaholic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pla-sta-hol-ick

Sentence: Tommy's Dad Howard was so addicted to his charge and debit cards that he never had any cash. Tommy thought back to when he lost his first tooth...he reached under his pillow to only find a thin piece of plastic with a note. (You have 2.76 cents left on this charge card. Love,The Tooth Fairy.) Tommy held it in his little hands and thought is this money? Until he went to school and saw different...all he ever saw was his Dad use a plastic card to get everything they wanted or needed. Oh how Tommy longed to feel REAL CASH in his hands. Things got so bad with his Dad that Tommy wasn't allowed to answer the phone anymore because all these people wanted His Father's plastic back? Hmm he wondered, "what can I do to stop all these calls so my friends can call me?"...He looked in the phone book and found and found a support group for his Dad called ("Plastaholic" Anonymous) and called and had brochures sent to his Dad. Now his Dad is in the 12 step program to overcome his "plastaholic" addiction. Every once in a while his Dad slips up and wants to use plastic but Tommy reminds him he's in treatment for "Plastaholic" tendencies. Tommy is worried when he grows up will he also be a "Plastaholic" since it's in his family history????

Etymology: Plast; Part of the word Plastic. Aholic; Part of the word Alcoholic minus the lco. Alcoholic-Meaning; One who is addicted to alcohol. Plastaholic;One who is addicted to plastic debit and charge cards. Plastaholic Anonymous ;Where you go to fight addictions to charge cards and debit cards you keep maxing out to where it's destroying your life.

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metrohumanx Awwww.... how touching. I remember the tooth fairy. Great story. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:04:00

Thank you Metrohumanx :) Keep smiling~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:41:00

Platiholics Anonymous is a great idea ... even in the real wold! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:44:00

Great word and story, Deb...I'm sure their meetings would be full these days! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:10:00

Thank you everybody! You all are such talented writers :) Very entertaining! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-17: 01:54:00

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Nodough

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nohdoh

Sentence: Chris read a report about the germs and drug residue that is often a part of paper money. At that point he declared his household to be a nodough zone. Now he's read an article about the danger of handling certain types of plastic. He's considering a switch to bartering if he can just verify the bacteria-free nature of chickens and goats. Good luck!

Etymology: no (dissent, denial, or refusal) + dough (money)

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Masterhard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mastərhärd

Sentence: Willie hates cash. He makes a point of never touching the dirty stuff. He had a masterhard time when he was told that tickets were on a cash-only basis for the upcoming Johnny Cashless and Plastico Domingo Concert.

Etymology: MasterCard (a credit card) + hard (difficult)

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Debitutante

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: deb it tu tant

Sentence: Deb was about to launch herself into high society in the hope of meeting an eligible young man, from an equal or better income bracket. Her mother, Mrs. Harry Bottoms Pincher III, of Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach and the Cayman Islands (or Penny, as her society chums and former chorus line peers knew her), had spared no expense in decking out the lovely Deb in a Dior gown and Tiffany jewels for the glittering soiree. Being refined as she was, Penny, had taught young Deb that La Creme de la Societe, to which they belonged, never touched vulgar cash themselves. Why, that was why one employed servants and lawyers. No, Penny had taught young Deb that it was classier to become a Debitutante and carry her boundless debit card with her at all times. It was safer than carrying cash and afterall,it was better to Heir on the side of caution...

Etymology: Debutante (a young woman making her debut into society) & Debit (a card which allows you to pay for goods directly from your own bank account; an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing)

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metrohumanx Hahahaha....VERY interesting approach! Sometimes i worry about you, Nosie! :) - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 01:46:00

Thanks, I think, metro...sometimes I worry about you,too, but for different reasons...Cheers! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 01:54:00

I busted out LAUGHING when I saw Deb! Oh LAWD! I love you all! LOL! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 01:59:00

metrohumanx When you're chewing on life's gristle- Don't worry...give a whistle! Always look on the sunny side of life. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:09:00

Thank you Nosila :) You are too funny! I'm Cinderfreakinrella on Metrohumanx I'll be Sendherafreakinfella on yours :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:37:00

hehehe - galwaywegian, 2009-03-13: 04:31:00

Wait until Deb and her mom Penny meet Max Out! Bank up the votes for this one! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:42:00

Very entertaining! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-14: 02:26:00

Thanks Nosila,I voted for this word of yours :) You're hilarious! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 19:19:00

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Debtcardholder

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEBT card HOL der

Sentence: John had gone from debit and credit cardholder to debtcardholder over a few short months. It felt like extra money. He never used cash but he always carried some on him. He ate in restaurants...used his credit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. He bought gifts for his wife...used his credit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. He bought groceries...used his debit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. It was amazing how these magical cards had stretched his paycheck. But soon he was not allowed to use any of the cards anymore because they had all become debtcards. So now he had to get more of them to help him pay his payments on these ones.

Etymology: DEBIT CARD HOLDER: DEBT:

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Really good word Kateinkorea! "debtcardholder", makes logical sense to me! So many fools out there acquiring tons of debt and charging away instead using cash! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 19:17:00

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Snubbrass

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snub-bra-ss

Sentence: Snodgrass, had avoided carrying cash for many years, when in his early childhood he contracted a weird flesh eating disease from some money exchanged in a dirty fish market. Now as he handed, with his skeletal-looking fingers, a debit card to his young son he was shocked when the boy asked. "Dad, why do all the kids at school call me a snubbrass?"

Etymology: snub (avoid) + brass (sl. for coins)

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petaj In the illustration, Snodgrass's skeletal fingers are cleverly concealed in fleshy prosthetic gloves. - petaj, 2009-03-13: 06:02:00

guess they aren't penny pinchers! Very clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:03:00

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Cardiocity

Created by: Tanacca

Pronunciation:

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Plasticscene

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plas tik seen

Sentence: When Joey started school, he was familiar with the plasticscene, because his Dad had taught him all about credit cards. Imagine his surprise to find out he was meant to make a model out of it in Art class.

Etymology: Plastic (credit cards) & Scene (happening) & Wordplay on Plasticine (synthetic clay-like material used in schools for making models)

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Robberdinero

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rob ber dee ner o

Sentence: Robbie's Dad, Robert, hated touching cash. He thought the bills and coins were full of germs. Robbie and his friends nicknamed him robberdinero, because, to be franc, he had no yen to handle the filthy lucre. "Although you are a sterling character,You know euro-verdrawn at the bank?", his son reminded him. His father replied, "If yuan your allowance, you will have to get a debit card and make your mark on the world of finance." Robbie had a ruble-ation and went to pound on doors to get a job. His father is headed for the Loonie bin.

Etymology: Robber (a thief who steals from someone) & Dinero (informal terms for money) and a play on Robert DeNiro (actor...famous for the line, "Are you talking to me"???)

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karenanne Funny! That must have taken some thought! - karenanne, 2010-09-24: 08:05:00

It's just my two bits' worth... - Nosila, 2010-09-24: 23:57:00

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Visaonary

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: Vee/za/on/ar/ee

Sentence: Sam was considered a visaonary who heralded a world full of plastic and credit.

Etymology: Visa + visionary

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master(ard)ful! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-13: 08:15:00

love the implied 'now you see it, now you don't' by incorporating visionary in your etymology. Excellent create. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:52:00

Brief, concise and to the point. Excellent word. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:36:00

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Cashstashunner

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: cash + stash + shun + nur OR cash + stay + shun + nur

Sentence: Margo had never been neer a Cash Station. To her, it represented everything that she avoided.....lots of cash being dispensed and handled. She absolutely eschewed anything to do with coins, bills or green paper. She prided herself on never needing to handle cash. Her friends began to refer to her as a cashtashunner, both because she shunned cash stations and because she had never had a stash of cash in her life.

Etymology: Cash, Cash Station, Stash, Shun

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can't quit laughing over cash stations - good play on cashtration meaning to cut out the cash? Terrific last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:08:00

Wow...never thought of cashtrashun....that would have also been a great word!!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-13: 10:39:00

would have never thought of it by myself and I like the way you spelled it better. Amazing how minds inspire minds here ... and laughter creates more laughter! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:00:00

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Spendshift

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SPEND-shift

Sentence: Virgil's wife, Mabel, loved to tell her friends that he had become a devoted spendshift, having arranged to have both their paychecks deposited directly to their banking accounts, doing all his bill paying on line and making all purchases with credit or debit cards, thereby avoiding any contact with actual cash which he considered to be antiquated and beneath him.

Etymology: Blend of 'spend' (expend funds) and 'shift' (transfer or move to another place), a play on the word spendthrift.

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Cardiologicist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: car/dio/loj/i/sist

Sentence: Steve knew in his heart and in his mind that credit was the most logical way to do business. He was a cardiologicist.

Etymology: card + logicist + cardiologist

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Super clever sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:09:00

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Credaconst

Created by: kairi988

Pronunciation: Cred-a-const

Sentence: My mother's friend is a credeaconst...

Etymology: Someone that never uses cash.

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Idk... - kairi988, 2009-03-16: 13:42:00

oh nvr mind.. - kairi988, 2009-03-16: 13:43:00

Welcome. This was a good start! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 12:35:00

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Dollarepsy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: daw-ler-epp-see

Sentence: Jim's dollarepsy was so severe that he ignored the $20 bill that he spotted on his neighbour's front lawn.

Etymology: dollar + epsy (as in affected by)

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Increditable

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inkreditəbəl

Sentence: Marsha's ability to spend money is increditible, not that she ever touches that nasty paper stuff. Who knows where it has been or who has handled it? When the grocery clerk asks "paper or plastic?" Marsha is strictly a plastic girl. She handles a credit card with the skill and dexterity of a ninja with a throwing star. Don't even mention coins in her presence. That is the stuff of peasants.

Etymology: credit (the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future) + incredible (impossible to believe)

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Creditz

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: KREH dits

Sentence: Merry Spinder loves to buy everything on credit and has developed an elaborate system of rationalization for this habit. She is such a creditz that she reasons that she is actually making money doing this, because while the credit card company charges 8% interest on what she owes, the money that's sitting in her mutual fund earning interest is supposedly making more than that. Except she forgot that the stock market hasn't been doing too well lately, and, oh yeah, paying $39 late fees isn't helping her "make money" either. This is the same woman who in college thought that if she still had checks in her checkbook, that meant there was still money in the account!

Etymology: credit + ditz

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Sadly, she ain't the only creditz around... - Nosila, 2010-09-24: 23:55:00

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Plasdeceptikon

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Plas-dee-sep-tick-awn

Sentence: Soon enough there will be plasdeceptikons who have never even seen money. With the end of paper money, plasdeceptikons will rule the world! Ah-ha ha ha ha!(sinister laugh)

Etymology: Taken from words of the future

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Eragan

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: air-a-gan

Sentence: Started off as ERAGONE, as I thought Reagan was spelled Reagon...after realizing I was wrong, I switched to ERAGAN, a pitiful substitute...How about ERAGAN, the combination Debit and Scratch N Sniff card offered by First Polymer Bank?

Etymology: A poor acronym for REAGAN, the President of the US, who arrived in DC for his first term in 1980 and was reported to have said, when asked for cash instead of plastic, "I haven't used cash for years."

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Plastagogo

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: plast-AGOG-oh! (plastagogian or plastagogite)

Sentence: Little Billy was alarmed at the currenseepage from his piggybank. His eco-rrect teacher gave him a heads-up about the dangers of our vanishing specie, and when his dad told him his chore monies would be direct-deposited into an inaccesible interest-bearing account, he FREAKED! Billy called his dad a NUMISMACRETIN and ran upstairs. Billy's dad believed all paper money was unsanitary, and would soon become extinct. He was all PLASTAGOGGO about his custom-imprintable debit card, and vainly tried to pass his enthusiasm on to his child. But Little Billy was at that rebellious age, and vowed in his heart of hearts NEVER to become a PLASTICOINITE like his poor, misguided father.

Etymology: PLASTic+AGOG+GOGO= PLASTAGOGO.....PLASTIC: made or consisting of a plastic, capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture, having a quality suggestive of mass-produced plastic goods; Latin plasticus of molding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to mold, form.....AGOG: full of intense interest or excitement, bewitched by; Middle French en gogues in mirth....GOGO: marked by spirited or aggressive action, relating to or dealing in popular often speculative investment expected to yield high returns;partly from "a-go-go", partly from reduplication of 1 "go" 1965......Specie: money in coin; from in specie, from Latin, in kind.....Numismatic: of or relating to currency; French numismatique, from Latin nomismat-, nomisma coin, from Greek, current coin, from nomizein to use, from nomos custom, law

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metrohumanx Well, it's friday here in Pennsylvania. I've gotta go soak abrush, but I can't wait for the avalanche of verbotomisms to roll in. Vote early, vote often. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:01:00

Metrohumanx your new word today makes me want to get up and dance! But I can't right now...but I will soon hopefully... Keep smiling :) "Deb" otherwise known as Cinderfreakinrella - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:27:00

Many smiles for your great creates this day! Terrific verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:48:00

cudos on this one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 13:27:00

metrohumanx Thanks, crew! You rock! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-14: 00:28:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-14: 02:22:00

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Sleasypay

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: sleez e pay

Sentence: Sal was warned not to put her sleasypay tab on her keychain. Well, sure enough, Sal lost her fourth set of keys along with her sleasy pay tab! She was responsible for any and all purchases made with the sleasy tab even if she reported it left her own hands! (Not to mention her car could be driven by anyone!) The sleasy tab was all too easy! Sal worried her credit and bank cards could be used the same way... but she still wouldn’t give them up! They were so easy!

Etymology: From sleazy (contemptible) and easypay, a form of plastic payment. It means: a disreputable form of payment.

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Phobuc

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: foh buhk

Sentence: his psychiatrist diagnosed him as phobuc, and set up a direct debit billing system

Etymology: phobic, buck

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Publiplastican

Created by: dvalene

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Indebtermined

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/deh/ter/min/ed

Sentence: He was indebtermined to avoid paying cash.

Etymology: in debt + determined

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amazing how so many people are anxious to remain indebtermined! This one will pop out of my head everytime some one tells me about deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:02:00

left a word out of the last line ... about how deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:03:00

Debtedly a great word! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:11:00

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Plastiotronics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: plas tee O tron icks (the OH/zero in the middle is no mistake)

Sentence: Ever since the government debt became more than could ever be paid, the goverment quit minting money. All payment is now made via plastiotronics.

Etymology: PLASTIC - slang term for any and all credit and debit or welfare payment cards. ELECTRONICS - in this case, electonics limited to keeping track of your credits and debits based on the imaginary money of today's world; the new electronic barter system.

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Can you envision a trillion anything? Money is no longer a meaningful paper/coin chase, but meaningful plastiotronics chase! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:38:00

scary times - great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 10:42:00

Very good word for imaginary money. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:35:00

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Creddycad

fossean

Created by: fossean

Pronunciation: Credd-e-cad

Sentence: 'Who needs money?' thought Bob. 'I can just creddycad the landlord again.'

Etymology: Formed by contraction of credit, and cad (moral bankrupt).

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-24: 00:51:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James