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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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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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Judgedregg

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: juj drehg

Sentence: Judgedregg could be found by following the nearly-empties across the park.

Etymology: judge dread, dregs

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Emptier

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: emp tee r

Sentence: "Why is there always an almost empty bottle of something in the fridge, Doug? Ugh, you are such an emptier!"

Etymology: Empty

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Remnanticize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rem/nan/ti/size

Sentence: Sally couldn't bear to throw things out and would remnanticize about the contents as well as the bottles.

Etymology: remnant + romanticize

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COMMENTS:

OMGOSH it's must be a "Sally day" lol I came to vote on the word I liked and saw you named this one Sally while I named another one Sallynag! Great word there Jabber :)I was just catching up! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:29:00

Tell Sally to contact me--I have some great ideas for the creative use of bottles... - readerwriter, 2009-05-14: 10:39:00

Excellent. - Mustang, 2009-05-14: 23:42:00

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Specktraitor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: spek - tray - tor

Sentence: When it comes to cleaning out the fridge and replacing old containers and bottles, Jerry is merely a specktraitor. He watches Betsy do this job herself because he is lazy and sometimes purposely leaves just a speck of something just so he won't have to replace it.

Etymology: speck (the tiniest amount, just barely noticeable; smaller than a pinch) spectator (One who observes), traitor (double-crosser)

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All specktraitors will be shot! - Nosila, 2009-05-14: 18:45:00

petaj they just love sitting back and watching someone else clean out the fridge - petaj, 2009-05-15: 05:38:00

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Unfinfoodish

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: un-finn-food-ish

Sentence: She got a false sense of security when she looked in the fridge. Tons of bottles, boxes of juice, cartons of milk - she had never seen so much food in there. But wait she lives with a unfinfoodisher, there is a mere ounce left in each container. Why won't he just commit and completely empty some?

Etymology: unfinish + food

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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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Smidgentoad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smi jen tode

Sentence: Tony was a smidgentoad. He left bottles, cans and other food containers with just a smidgen of the goods in them. He was lazy and figured if he did that, he would never be responsible for cleaning out or buying replacements. His actions however had left just a smidgen of love left in his girlfriend Maria and she decided to throw him out with all those empty containers.

Etymology: Smidgen (a tiny or scarcely detectable amount)& Toad (ugly amphibian;derogatory term for a person) & WordPlay on Pigeon-Toed

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Groundszerofill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grawn zeero fil

Sentence: Phil was a groundzerofill when it came to leaving the last pokey bit of anything in a jar or bottle. He thought it was bad luck to be the last user and have to replace anything he used up. We have our fill of people like Phil!

Etymology: Ground zero (the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon ;the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile) & Grounds (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief) & Fill (a quantity sufficient to satisfy;fill or meet a want or need)

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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