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DEFINITION: v., To find a lost item immediately after purchasing a replacement. n., An item which is lost and cannot not be found unless a replacement is purchased.

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Costanfound

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cos-t-en-fownd

Sentence: Henry had searched for his very expensive watch for weeks, eventualy he decided to buy a replacement as he never knew what time of day it was. He went to the jewellers and picked one out that was similar to the one he had lost, satisfied with his purchase(apart from the price) he got back into his car to go home and promptly dropped his keys under the seat as he reached down to retrieve them he felt something else lurking there and could not believe it when he pulled out his original watch, and realised he had certainly suffered the costanfound syndrome.

Etymology: Cost(The price of something) + Found(to come upon unexpectedly after searching) = Costanfound

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Nosila, 2008-09-25: 20:15:00

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Searchpartycle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: surch part eee kel

Sentence: Perdita looked high and low for it. Again. How could a tv remote control disappear into the vapours. Here we go again, ripping the couch apart to look for it, but this time without luck. All her guests were arriving for the Olympics party she had organized and so she deputized them to help in the hunt. The show was starting shortly, so she had to make a quick run (her own personal best record speed to Walmart) for a replacement. Sure enough, she arrived with the searchpartycle just as someone found it in the giant bowl of popcorn. Oh well, if she lost it again, she now had a replacement, as long as she didn't forget where she put that. No wonder they called it a remote control...it was never near her when she wanted it!

Etymology: Search Party (a party of people to search for someone/something) & Particle (a tiny piece of anything)

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Accumulose

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: acc-youm-you-lose

Sentence: catherine had a whole drawerful of sunglasses, due to her tendency to accumulose her eyeware.

Etymology: accumulate + lose

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Alzfinders

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: alls-find-erz

Sentence: Remember honey when I bought that new GPS because the other one came up missing...well I found the old one in my bike's baggage holder! Whoduthunk it? Perhaps I have Alzfinder's disease.

Etymology: Alzheimers+Finders

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Repurchscover

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: ree perch scuh ver

Sentence: I couldn't find my earphones unti I repurchscovered them in the couch cushions, and now I have two.

Etymology: Repurchase (buy again) + discover (find, locate)

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Substitwin

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbsti-twin

Sentence: Ralph loved his leather jacket, but now it was nowhere to be found. He checked with all his friends. He checked at all his usual hangouts. No luck. Slowly he came to realize that, as had happened so many times before, the only way to bring it out of hiding was to go ahead and purchase its substitwin. It only works if it is an exact copy of the lost item and if the store involved has a "no-return" policy. Otherwise it remains in the alternative universe where "the other sock" goes.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + twin (one of two children or animals born at the same birth)

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Serendipishitty

Created by: idavecook

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Sentence: I had just bought a replacement for my lost love, then I found it, serendipishitty after all.

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Lurp

Created by: Justpeachyy

Pronunciation: l er p

Sentence: My universal remote is one LURP that just really irks me.

Etymology: L Lost* U unless* R replacement* is P purchased

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Duplocate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dyoop-loh-cayt

Sentence: as soon as i returned from the store i duplocated my ipod

Etymology: duplicate, dupe, locate

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COMMENTS:

petaj That's hard to beat - petaj, 2007-10-29: 04:33:00

Ditto! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:07:00

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Repeek

Created by: FreakoSpeako

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I repeek a lost shoe.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James'

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-24: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James