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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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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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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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Customonster

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Fusstomer

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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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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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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

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fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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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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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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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