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Perkolazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: purk - oo - laz - ur

Sentence: Romona turned into a perkolazer after she lost her job at Starbucks. Instead of looking for another job, she brings her books and laptop into Starbucks each morning and sits there sipping cafe lates, wishing they would hire her back.

Etymology: perk (short for perkolate (a process used to make coffee), perkolator (a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans) laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation)

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COMMENTS:

She\'s just brewding! Good word. - Nosila, 2009-07-06: 10:05:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-06: 13:24:00

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Lattetude

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lat-ay-tude

Sentence: Naomi thought it very fashionable and cool to adopt lattetude. So after her community service in the sanitation department she took to hanging around cafés adopting poses and pouts to convey her disinterest in everything, while spending a fortune on café lattés.

Etymology: latté (milky coffee) + lassitude (lack of emotion or interest) + attitude (posture of the body)

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COMMENTS:

Absolutely splendid - Rutilus, 2008-05-16: 11:12:00

Like it a latte! - Nosila, 2008-05-16: 08:37:00

let me espresso my agreement (ouch) - stache, 2008-05-16: 08:59:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:11:00

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Apouthetic

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: a-pow-theh-tic

Sentence: Linda rarely got up from her seat at the local Sternbucks. Only her eyes moved from side to side, tracking the happy-if-not-jittery over-cafeinated customers who happily went on their way throughout the day, while her own esspresso double latte with skim milk and a sprig of cinnamon emptied from her cup more from evaporation than from actually being drunk. Her apouthetic stance contributed nothing to the world but an elbow worn spot on the table, a permanent scowl on her face, and snickering comments from regular customers who would often purposely tried to engage her in overtly cheery conversation to see how she would react.

Etymology: apathetic with pout embedded in it.

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Socialgripe

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so shall gripe

Sentence: Akin to the socialite is the socialgripe, with no hobbies or job prospects, but plenty of serious interests in society’s problems. Sour socialgripes congregate in neighbourhood cafes to share stories of social injustices. Many socialgripes have geniune concerns, but lack resources to remedy them.

Etymology: From: socialite and gripe.

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Decaffdeflated

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dee-kaff-dee-flay-ted

Sentence: Sue had been in the cafe for over an hour, contemplating things. She could sum them up in a few words. No Job, no life, no hope!! The longer she sat there glowering over yet another cup of coffee she just got more and more decaffdeflated.

Etymology: Decaffinated(to have had caffeine removed) + Cafe(a place for refreshment)+ deflated(to become morose,depressed) = decaffdeflated

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:14:00

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Idlepated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īdlpātid

Sentence: Roger is completely idlepated. He is so annoyed at not having a job that he refuses to look for one. Afterall, doing so means he has to come in contact with the very people who put him in this state to begin with. He knows so much more than those jerks who call themselves managers but can,t stand the thought of BEING one of those arrogant morons. So here he sits at Java Joe,s, emotionally constipated, plotting what he won,t do next.

Etymology: idle (not working; unemployed; avoiding work; lazy) + addlepated (lacking in common sense; having a muddled mind)

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Grumpause

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grum pawz

Sentence: They are in there every morning like clockwork. Nursing one coffee for 2-3 hours every day. In fast food places, coffeehouses and other places with free refills and free bathrooms. The Grumpause. They complain about everything...the weather, politics, doctors, kids today and how they don't build things like they used to. They complain about the cost of everything and sort out the world's problems without actually doing anything. The next day, they start all over again...they've told so many stories so often, they can't remember. They are retired...they put in more time here than they did at their jobs. They mainly do this as an S.O.A...Spousal Avoidance Opportunity!

Etymology: Grump (a bad-tempered person) & Pause (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something) & Grandpas (the fathers of your father and mother)

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Juanvaldesperado

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wan/val/des/pur/ah/doh

Sentence: Juanvaldesperado is often seen hanging around coffee houses desperately seeking the one true beaning of life.

Etymology: Juan Valdez + desperado (Spanish for desperate)

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COMMENTS:

He should haul his ass out there and get a job! - Nosila, 2009-07-06: 10:08:00

hahahaha...funny!! - mweinmann, 2009-07-06: 12:10:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-06: 13:17:00

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Coffeegrouse

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kôfēgrous

Sentence: Ruby spends much of her day in the local coffee shop. While the waitress pours her java, she pours out her displeasure with the state of her life. Her grumbling has earned her the title of coffeegrouse.

Etymology: coffee (a drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub) + grouse (complain pettily; grumble) play on coffeehouse

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Pouterpoof

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poutərpoŏf

Sentence: As a runway model Percy is always a candidate for American Idle. His employment is always at the whim of the current crop of hot designers. The glowerclass is not as popular as the perky boys just now. Percy has tried to break of his pouterpoof designation with little success. He attempted a smile last week and almost ended up in the hospital emergency room when nearly-atrophied facial muscles cramped.

Etymology: pouter (one who pushes one’s lips or one’s bottom lip forward as an expression of petulant annoyance or in order to make oneself look sexually attractive + poof (an effeminate man)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-16: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by scissorlips. Thank you scissorlips. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-06: 09:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by scissorlips. Thank you scissorlips. ~ James

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'I'm not pouting because the world sucks'

DEFINITION: n. A person who regularly sulks inside cafes and coffeehouses all day, contributing nothing more to their world than a pout. v. To glower angrily at the state of world affairs while remaining inactive and unemployed.

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