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'Is my money safe with you?'

DEFINITION: n. A bank which pays huge salaries to its executives who bet their customers' money on dumb investments, risky loans, and the inevitable government bail-out. v. To lend, spend, and mismanage a bank into bankruptcy.

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Fiscalpredaterminus

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: FISS-cull-pred-uh-TERM-ih-nuss (fiscalpredaterminate)

Sentence: Chairman Moe bought his little bank at a fire sale in the 1980's and watched it grow into a financial ziggurat through astute aquisitions, lavish lobbying and deregulation. After stashing his nestegg in the Cayman Islands, Moe watched with detachment as his friendly neighborhood bank became a FISCALPREDATERMINUS - a final resting place for his depositor's hard earned money. As the pyroclastic flow of bad loans and foreclosures swept the monetary madhouse, Moe relaxed on a sandy beach, sipping tropical beverages from coconuts and playing idly with the little paper umbrellas. Next time he would have to increase his executive compensation.

Etymology: FISCAL+PREDATor+TERMINUS= FISCALPREDATERMINUS.....FISCAL:of or relating to financial matters;Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury.....PREDATOR:one that preys, destroys, devours or plunders,a mode of life in which wealth is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of lesser institutions or corporations;Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation-, praedatio, from praedari.....TERMINUS:a final goal,a finishing point,a route leading ultimately to death,being in the final stages of a fatal disease;Latin terminalis, from terminus.

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Fannyabout

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fan neee ab owt

Sentence: they went from fanny can to fannyabout to fannymaynot in three months.

Etymology: fanny about as in mess about.

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WOW! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:12:00

fannymay or fannymae??? - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:41:00

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Bankboozle

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bank boo zl

Sentence: Bankboozle (noun or verb). The bankboozle denied its shifty ways of taking finance to the extreme: purchasing companies that didn't exist, providing discredit and embezzling the rest to their shrwiss accounts.

Etymology: This word is a combination of "bank" and part of the word "bamboozle". Bank means to hold (in this case, one's money or investments) and bamboozle means to hoodwink, deceive or confuse.

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COMMENTS:

I think I've been bankboozled before. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-01-27: 19:42:00

meaning so apparent, easy to say, fun to say, good pun, has originality ... exceptional verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-28: 01:44:00

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Bankrapecy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bangkrāp(t)sē

Sentence: The punishment for bankrapecy is a million dollars less in bonuses. Bad, bad banker! Take that you naughty person!

Etymology: bankruptcy (declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts) + rape (the crime of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse without their consent)

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Cashrupter

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: cash-rup-ter

Sentence: Trust us, Miss Pennyworthy at our bank, we promise to cashrupter all of your money very carefully.

Etymology: Cash - Money. Rupt(er)- Taken in part of bank "rupt"cy. Rupter...one who helps a person become bankrupt. :o)

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Fannymayiyesimay

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ˈfani:meɪ:i:jɛs:i:meɪ

Sentence: As an only child in an adult's body, the 30 year old banking prodigy Gerry Meander loved his job in global finance. Growing up alone meant he got everything he wanted and was self sufficient (if not satisfied). Gerry was quite happy playing with (er..) himself and "Simple Simon said" whatever Gerry demanded. Mother just kept on giving. And, as he became expert in answering his own questions, job self satisfaction was always guaranteed. So much so, Gerry founded his own bank "FannyMayiYesiMay". And it was so, Simple Simon said.

Etymology: Conglomeration of 1 - Fannie Mae: A bust bank and apparent epicenter of a global finance crisis 2 - Mother may I, the response in the playground role-play game "Simple Simon", where one child plays mother and the other children play Simon.

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Savingsandgroan

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sayv-ingz-and-grone

Sentence: What had once been a successful savings and loan institution had, thru poor financial decisions and practices become a savingsandgroan institution and was inflicting a great deal of financial pain on its clients and associates.

Etymology: Blend of savings and groan, a word play on savings and loan.

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They got my savings, so now I'm gonna groan! - Nosila, 2009-01-27: 23:18:00

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Simonpurelegree

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: sigh-mun-pyoor-leh-gree

Sentence: Once the citizenry realized they had become slaves to an economic system that ultimately only benefitted corporate leaders of banks, they threw off their shackles and exposed the hypocrisy of simonpurelegree. Once convicted and exposed the greedy ones were sent to Guantanomo which was renamed the Simonpurelegrist Mill.

Etymology: From SIMONPURE, an adjective meaning hypocritically virtuous and SIMON LEGREE, the cruel and horrible slavemaster of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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I like the creativity in this! - kateinkorea, 2009-01-27: 20:53:00

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Mortgouge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor gowj

Sentence: Remember the good old days, when a bank was synonymous with fidelity, trust, credit? Now they only pay you interest when they want to lien on you. They mortgouge your soul and make you do a balancing act everyday. They venture your hard-earned money and sell it into bondage. They make an asset out of you and me and you can take that to the bank.

Etymology: Mortgage (a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan; put up as security or collateral) & Gouge (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

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Baringesse

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BAIR-ing-JES

Sentence: After the baringesse of his personal banker and his financial planner, Bob's life became downgraded to standard and poor. Furthermore, upon finding out that OED. had redefined "Profit" as an archaic word no longer in use; and that his key banker was living in luxury in the Virgin Islands, the term "instutionalised investor" repercussioned in his head.

Etymology: Formed from BARING: Speculative trading on Singapore's International Monetary Exchange caused the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank. Barings bank was founded in 1762 by John and Francis Baring & LARGESSE: generous bestowal of gifts. 2. the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.

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World Class sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:03:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:18:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-01-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-27: 15:27:00
Willie Sutton would have thrived in today's fiscally permissive climate.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-11: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James