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'I've been pre-approved for a new credit card?'

DEFINITION: v. To offer pre-approved credit, loans or sweepstake prizes in order to lock the some poor sucker into permanent usury. n. Junk mail, spam or telemarketing offers for pre-approved credit and loans.

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bank rupt yee

Sentence: "SCAM mail coupons for fast, easy, credit! Our promise is to bankruptyee with any use! (For best results, use consistently). Now offered: specials that will keep you in the red forever!"

Etymology: bankruptyee v. From bankruptcy (to declare insolvent) and "ye" - old term for you (second person singular). Meaning: to "bankrupt" an individual.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bayt mayl

Sentence: Perhaps every money business spends millions on baitmail, because it allows them to reel in big bucks. The minute you bite, they give you the bait and switch. They switch to arisenterest, feemonsters, and so many numerous damnold-trumped-up-charges, you'll think you've been held up ... and measured up as the biggest sucker of all!

Etymology: BAIT, MAIL is a also a form of HATE MAIL. /// Bait - any enticement used to lure or attract. Mail -anything sent thru the postal system. Hate mail - malevolent mail; also mail we strongly dislike getting.


Song of the Day: Mr. Postman, Send Me A Dream! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-24: 01:07:00

I like it. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-24: 07:57:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 09:19:00

Good word...A cute guy might be baitmale, especially if he's under age! - Nosila, 2009-02-24: 22:01:00

Baitmail won't fit in an envelope ... baitmales are found in a totally different baitsite on the endearnot! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-25: 02:37:00

wonderful word, describes the situation exactly. - rombus, 2009-02-25: 15:53:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pree + appru + surry

Sentence: In the excitement of her preapprusury, Madeline forgot to check the terms and conditions; all there in fine print. If she had posessed a magnifying glass before she signed the loan papers, she might have realized that she had sold herself into indentured servitude.

Etymology: Pre-Approval + Usury >> Pre-Approval (An initial approval in writing by a lender subject to terms and conditions, which provides an estimate of how much a borrower can borrow) Usury (an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest)


Sorrowfull Borrowfool sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-24: 15:08:00


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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: kred + det

Sentence: Lonnie just got a new credebt card. It gives him so much credit at such a high rate that he will never get out of debt.

Etymology: Credit and Debt - Credit (money made available to borrow) and Debt (the state of owing something)


Meaning readily apparent, easy to say, a perfect pun, and sticks in the memory. Absolutely Brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-24: 14:34:00

That's probably how they spelled it originally...good word - Nosila, 2009-02-24: 21:59:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: CARROTn-schtick

Sentence: Debbie Terwilliger pounced on any free offer, no matter how unlikely. At her college, sleazy agents handed out credit cards by the bushel, and DebT grabbed a handful. She fell for the old CARATNSCHTICK everytime, and now she's getting a pedicure in debtor's prison.

Etymology: CARAT+n+SCHTICK=CARATNSCHTICK..........CARAT:a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1⁄24 part of pure gold in an alloy.....CARROT:a reward or advantage offered especially as an inducement; Middle French carotte, from Late Latin carota, from Greek karōton.....SCHTICK: a usually comic or repetitious performance or routine; Yiddish shtik pranks, literally, piece, from Middle High German stücke, from Old High German stucki; akin to Old English stycce piece, Old High German stoc stick.....carrot and stick:The carrot and stick approach was first used by owners of donkeys in order to keep their animals moving. Whenever the animal stopped, the rider used to dangle a raw carrot in front of the animal's nose, or beat it with the stick.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SKAM-wow

Sentence: Having been hammered over and over by a recent infomercial about a wipe cloth, whenever Radcliffe would see ads of any kind for those 'too good to be true' products or services he would involuntarily shout "Scamwow!", oftentimes startling people near him.

Etymology: Blend of 'scam' (con game with phony offers) and the exclamation 'wow',(expressing joy or surprise) a play on Shamwow, a former commercially advertised product.

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: whats-myne-iz-jawz

Sentence: "Eehh! No praablem, wotsmineisjaws" uttered Rodrigo as he handed the crisp new fifty dollar bills over to his desperate customer. "But you know the score man, it's a nickel on the dollar for every day you owe me...RIGHT!".

Etymology: The words of a loan shark.

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Created by: DnBrown




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Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: 'spen-dər'lä-kĕn'

Sentence: Their offer sounded enticing - she was spenderlochen, after agreeing to the terms of the contract she had to accept the loan, but she was still somewhat unsure of what she would have to do to pay back the debt.

Etymology: spender - one who spends prodigally, lochen (german) - to punch holes in OR to entice, also sounds like spender-lock-in

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: SPAM SCAM

Sentence: I couldn't believe it when I got an email that said "The Perfect Man Dating Site". I hate spam mail and I usually ignore it. But this one had come into my Inbox, so I convinced myself that maybe it had been sent to me by a friend. It advertised that only 10% of the members were women and the rest were good, decent, successful men all looking for women. They were having a contest to encourage more women to join these poor (um...but not poor) lonely men on this site. So of course I went on to the website and joined. This was worse than spam it was spamscam. It was one of the worst ever rip-offs. I visited the site several times over the next week. Later I got a bill for $548. I hadn't read through the terms of membership (in my haste) and now I owed this place money for having looked at these profiles.

Etymology: SPAM: unwanted mail SCAM: trick to cheat someone out of something or into something


Turned out to be a very expensive date! - Mustang, 2009-02-24: 19:00:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-02-24: 08:20:00
The thanks should go to my hubby who doesn't play, but loves to hear the defs!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 22:59:00
Well lets give thanks to your hubby. Sounds like he has lots of good ideas! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-07: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James