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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Cardiocity

Created by: Tanacca

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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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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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