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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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