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'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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Retrohoard

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: re-troh-hohrd

Sentence: John was such a retrohoard that he spent all his free time scouring through the stalls at the local flea markets, in the hopes of finding that long lost treasure, what ever it may be. For retrohoarding is less about the immediate goal but the future potential, however elusive; one could say it's the modern day equivalent to the great mythic quests of the past.

Etymology: 1. "retro-": a prefix from Latin retrĊ (adv.), backward, back, behind. 2. "hoard": (noun) a supply or accumulation that is carefully guarded for future use; (verb) to accumulate for future use in a carefully guarded place

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Discountwingebingeosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

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metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

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Bargaint

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: barg - ain't

Sentence: Sure, you got a good deal. But you're never going to use it. What a bargaint!

Etymology: bargain + ain't

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Dealflated

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: DEEL-FLAY-ted

Sentence: He dealflated the lady by shoving cheap junk into her arms.

Etymology: deal + deflated

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Surgain

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Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: SUrgain

Sentence: The bugger said this dehydrated water was 50% off and that's why he bought it. Surgain indeed.

Etymology: Sucker + Bargain

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Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deel/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Joe became completely dealusional about the value of any item, no matter how obsolete, if it was marked down 70%, or more.

Etymology: DEALUSIONAL - from DEAL (a bargain) + DELUSIONAL (a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence)

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My fave! Gets my vote. :) - lumina, 2008-10-16: 00:56:00

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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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Fubargain

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: foo-BAHR-guhn

Sentence: Even though Bob explained to Roxie the term, "Let the buyer beware", she continued to fubargain with imeldacity, believing you couldn't have too many pairs of shoes. And, despite, bargainasty upon bargainasty piling up at home, her shopping philosophy remained the same. "The more you buy, the greater the saving. And hadn't Bob told her that she was protected, in law, by "craveat emptor."

Etymology: Fubargain (vb & n):Fubar(failed to understand beyond all reason - in this context) & bargain. Cognates: Fubargainista

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great sentence as usual - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:49:00

Nice word! And a very 'careful' etymology, OzzieBob. I found this factoid on wikipedia - "FUBAR may have been influenced by the German word furchtbar, meaning terrible." - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 21:56:00

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Buckschmuck

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: buck-shmuck

Sentence: Bob is such a buckschmuck - he thinks paying more for a supersized meal is such a bargain, when all it does is empty his wallet AND make him a lard ass.

Etymology: Buck: slang for dollar + Schmuck: an idiot or fool

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As Frank Moore Colby said: "The more food there is in the worls, the more fools will be feed." Like your word heaps! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:56:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-16: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by joelb. Thank you joelb! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2013-01-02: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by joelb. Thank you joelb. ~ James