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DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

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Customonster

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəstəmänstər

Sentence: Harold gets no respect at work. He gets no respect from his wife or daughters. Even his mom and dad refer to him as ”Big Dumby”. When he goes shopping he becomes a customonster, pounding his fist on the counter and yelling at the poor clerks if they dare cross him in even the slightest way, that is if he is shopping alone. If with his wife and kids, he sits quietly in the designated husband chair and holds his wife’s purse.

Etymology: customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business) + monster (an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening)

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Clerkuss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clek-cuss

Sentence: Clayton is a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine person and a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to clerkuss store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of 'clerk' (service attendant in retail outlets) and 'cuss' (swear, use vile language)

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Patronterrorizer

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ˈpā-trən-ˈter-ər-īz-ər

Sentence: Hema always dreaded to see old loud mouthed George enter the store...he was such a "patronterrorizer" that as soon as she saw his face, she would turn away hoping he would go to another cashier's line. For some strange reason George would hone in on Hema and wait in her line because he knew she was the most sensitive to his "patronterrorizing."

Etymology: Patron:One who buys the goods or uses the services offered especially by an establishment. Terrorize:To fill with terror or anxiety or scare. Terriorizer:Added "ER" to show one who enjoys causing fear or anxiety in another person. Patronterrorizing: The act of being a Patronterrorizer.

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Cashearful

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cash/eer/full

Sentence: Every time Sam shops at the fruit market he gives the clerk a cashearful about the state of their produce.

Etymology: cashier + earful (strong reprimand)

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COMMENTS:

Has an outstanding ring to it and registers a big hit here here! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:31:00

correct those last two words to Hear! Hear! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:32:00

Good one..the cashier should just tell him to BEET it or Lettuce tell the Manager. He could also Turnip after Sam has left or work somewhere that pays a higher Celery for taking this abuse! - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 22:57:00

Very clever!! - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:03:00

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Tyranntesaurus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tye ran tes sor us

Sentence: It has been almost a year since I began my study in the field of the nefarious Tyranntesaurus. The larger male of the species, whom I have called Dick Tator, is prone to aggressive outbursts against the young of the species, who operate tills in stores and restaurants. He ridicules these younger troupe members to the point of their tears and humiliation, just to prove his dominance. The female companion of this subject, whom I have called Emma Barassed, blindly condones her mate's rages through her silence and fails to interrupt his outbursts, as he would turn his wrath on her. In his tirades about days of yore when prices were less and money went farther, he fails to understand that his joyful retail service experiences happened at a time prior to the birth of these youngsters. Yes, it is my conclusion that there should be a separate line-up at the tills for these curmudgeons and that their ire be quashed by being served by an equally ascerbic cashier, who is as long in the tooth as our subject...Observation by Dr. Jane Badall, Base Camp Checkouts.

Etymology: Tyrant (bully;rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner) & Tyrannosaurus Rex ( large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America)

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You bowled me over with laughter with your brilliant creates ... I wish I could vote four time ... once for Dick Tator ... once for Tyranntesaurus ... once for Emma Barassed ... and once for Jane Badall. What a hoot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:49:00

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Barnesandnoblesseoblige

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: barns and no bless oh bleje

Sentence: In spite of--or perhaps because of--the fact that the worked at Blockbuster to put himself through college, Zac always affected an air of barnesandnoblessoblige when dealing with service people. His running commentaries on their performance of perfunctory and mundane tasks made him the scourge of the grocery store.

Etymology: barnes and noble + Nobless oblige

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longest word of the day and week! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:28:00

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Frankify

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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Customeany

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cus-to-mean-y

Sentence: Jill's heart sank when she saw Mr. Crank, a notorious clerk bully, in her line. It only took one customeany to ruin her day, but she decided to be pleasant anyway.

Etymology: customer: consumer, shopper + meany (meanie): brute, bully

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I like this! - readerwriter, 2009-04-10: 20:51:00

Yes i like it too! this is a word to use! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:06:00

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Servisnide

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: serv-iss-snide

Sentence: His servisnide began to take an inappropriate and bizarre turn when the clerk asked if he needed any plastic bags - he then grabbed the bag out of her hand and placed it over his head and yelled, "If you ask me one more question I will suffocate myself!"

Etymology: service + snide

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Cussedtomer

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: CUS ed tah mur

Sentence: Every day on my waitressing shift, I have a lot of good customers, and a few I call cussed-tomers. They are the ones who demand specialization of every food item (extra well-done, no tomatoes, extra onions, & put the sauce on the side) and then are angry that their order takes longer than others. Also, they blame ME when they don't like how the food has been cooked, or they complain that their sandwich isn't hot enough. How am I supposed to know that? Should I open the bun and stick my hand in there, or just take a bite? The crowning glory is - you guessed it - they usually are really crappy tippers.

Etymology: customer + cussed (CUS ed - adj., antagonistic, belligerent, cantankerous)

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damn good word... - Nosila, 2010-10-26: 01:23:00

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Storemybitch

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stormy (store me) bitch

Sentence: The hag had gone on a jag, a store wide deride, turning many an employee in the store house, into a running store mouse. Like a tornado she struck, heaving down her groceries, making the clerk wish he could run into a storm cellar, instead of reamining a store seller. Like a storm beach, the clerk shored himself up, and braved the storemybitch!

Etymology: The comparison being that of a STORE hit by a STOREMY BITCH, making it as beseiged as as STORMY BEACH. Store - place where goods are sold. Stormy - 1) affected by and subject to storms that can wreak havoc. Stormy - 2) subjected to strong emotional disturbances that can wreak havoc. Bitch - a highly offensive term for a woman who attacks, like a storm attacks, but with words, using them to berate and belittle, often in a vulgar way with vulgar language.

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COMMENTS:

ROTFLMAO! You're so funny! Loved it! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:48:00

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tum err

Sentence: There is an old Irish proverb... The cusstomer is always shite

Etymology: customer cuss

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algypug perfect. - algypug, 2012-04-01: 13:38:00

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Sharraser

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sha-raas-ur

Sentence: Dan knew he had a sharraser on his hands when the customer was yelling and screaming because he had to swipe his debit card through the credit card reader. The customer was insistent on the fact that there had to be a seperate reader for debit cards, and that every other store he'd ever been to had one, so why didn't they?

Etymology: shopper (one who does business with a retailer) + harrass (to annoy or belittle another)

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Wonderful choice of words to blend, and a super job of blending them! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:53:00

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Scornsumer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skorn soo mer

Sentence: Wilbur was the ultimate scornsumer. The nicer a clerk or cashier was to him, the nastier he treated them. But Wilbur finally met his match in old Maxine, the gargoyle who worked in his local liquor store. She was a miserable old boot and gave him back the kind of treatment he dished out to service people. They have now been an item for 4 months...

Etymology: Scorn (open disrespect for a person or thing; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike) & Consumer (client, patron,someone who pays for goods or a service)

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Scroogentrypel

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: screw-GENTRY-pell (scroogentrepellent)

Sentence: Just before closing, and to our chagrin The miserable geezer was sure to come in. Nasty and mean, he would bring some to tears… Till “B” kicked him out to a chorus of cheers! We lost his business, and it’s just as well- Nobody suffers that SCROOGENTRYPEL!

Etymology: SCROOge(screw)+GENTRY+rePEL=SCROOGENTRYPEL...........SCROOGE: a miserly person;Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens [1899].....SCREW: to mistreat or exploit through extortion, trickery, or unfair actions; Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow[15th century].....GENTRY: people of a specified class or kind, often obnoxious or insufferable; Middle English gentrie, alteration of gentrise [14th century].....REPEL: to drive away, discourage, to cause aversion in, to force away or tend to do so by action at a distance; Middle English repellen, from Middle French repeller, from Latin repellere, from re- + pellere to drive [15th century].

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COMMENTS:

Bravo! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 22:29:00

metrohumanx I try.....thanks. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-11: 01:04:00

such a truly screwgy word ... scroogents are all to commonly heard! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:35:00

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Snobligation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snob lig ay shun

Sentence: Bill Nonpayer is every cashier and fast food clerk's nightmare. He acts as though these people are personally stealing his money instead of receiving payment from him for goods or services. The younger or less experienced the individual is, the more likely he is to complain and embarrass the individual. Bill thinks he is a concientious consumer when he belittles the staff and that it is his snobligation to treat them all badly. But we know what Bill really is, a cowardly bully!

Etymology: Snob (a person regarded as arrogant and annoying) & Obligation (a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor;the state of being obligated to do or pay something)

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tuh mur

Sentence: The cusstomer is always fright

Etymology: customer, cuss

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COMMENTS:

Such a good word - I just tried to submit the same one! Good for you! (So you'll see my sentence has your word in it). - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:01:00

Excellent! Wish I'd thought of it. - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:02:00

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Clerkusser

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clerk-cuss-ehr

Sentence: Virgil was a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine clerkusser, a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to lash out at store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of clerk and cusser.

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Buyonicman

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by on ik man

Sentence: Let's just say Steve Austin was a shopoholic before he became a buyonicman. In becoming a semi-robot after a hideous accident, he lost his humanity to retail staff. He should treat store staff like the sell-ebrities they really are...

Etymology: Bionic (having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components) & BUY (to purchse something for money) & Bionic Man (old TV series of the rebuilt man who went stronger, harder faster)

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Purchastise

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: perch-ass-tize

Sentence: "Lookout, here comes the old lady who wants every single item in separate double bags." Oh, no, looks like it's my turn to be purchastised.

Etymology: purchase + chastise

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Fusstomer

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fustumer

Sentence: Saturday morning at the Mall was not a great time for Debbie. She had to deal one fusstomer after another. Nothing she did could please this bunch. They wanted faster service. They wanted better prices. They demanded more attention despite the fact that many had cell phones plastered to their ears. One cusstomer even screamed at her when she wouldn't honor an expired coupon issued by a different store. The only thing that gave her peace was the hope that the Karma Police would be issuing tickets later.

Etymology: fuss (become angry and complain) + customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business)

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COMMENTS:

Retail: a little less painful than being poked in the eye with a sporkful of chopped Scotch Bonnet peppers - otherguy, 2009-04-10: 06:44:00

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Clientelloff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klahy-uhn-tel-awf

Sentence: Kyle is a jerk. He somehow thinks it is his duty to correct any wrong behavior which is usually defined as anything different than what he would do. When he decided to to clientelloff the clerk she turned the tables on him and left him in clientears.

Etymology: clientele (the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients) + tell-off (to rebuke severely; scold)

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Checkerheckler

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chek - ur - hek - lur

Sentence: Gustav was dreaded in the village by all of the shopkeepers, clerks and checkers. He took out his unhappiness and displeasure with life on all he encountered, especially those who had to wait on him. He was known in town as a checkerheckler for his habit of yelling at those who had to take his money...

Etymology: checker (cashier) heckler (person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another)

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mrskellyscl Good one! - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-10: 10:16:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 23:03:00

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Blustomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: bluhs-tuh-merh

Sentence: "A blustomer needs help at check out," Melody bellowed over the loudspeaker. It was the only defense she had when confronted by rude patrons of the store. Because she did her job so well, her manager promoted her to chief brashier.

Etymology: Blend of BLUSTER, meaning to rant, protest, threaten, bully + CUSTOMER

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Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:02:00

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Cashierbasher

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: cash ear bash er

Sentence: cusstomer Pat transgressed into a shopstopper as his savings dwindled. After losing his job at the local automaker, spending became a rare terrifying event: as a clientfromhell, he took out his anger on the cashiers, cashierbashing them with taunts and putdowns. As a cusstomer, his cusses and jeers masked his jealousy toward the cashiers handling money AND getting paid! Pat’s spendrebellion cost him dearly. One day a sign in the nearby grosserystorefront read “NO CUSSTOMERS ALLOWED”.

Etymology: From cashier and basher - to abuse.

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COMMENTS:

Awesome word and lol at "CUSSTOMERS" You've got my vote :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:46:00

Thanks, but cusstomers IS better! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:08:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-10: 00:11:00
I am a cashier (college student...) and I feel like this poor lady all the time. Excellent depiction of the definition James! Thanks!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:13:20
And thank you again for the definition. Hopefully, some of the words invented today will provide some relief your time in the cashier's lane. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-10: 20:47:00
I'm sure you're doing an EXCELLENT job, Biscotti!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James