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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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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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Spenditaller

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Spend-it-al-er

Sentence: Sam was such a spenditaller that he never had any savings.

Etymology: A play on words ; Spend-It-All-er

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Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FROO-geh-til

Sentence: Lenny actually believed he was being shrewd in buying up so many 'fantastic bargains' though he had little use for most of them and while others thought his efforts were frugatile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of 'frugal' (thrifty, prudent or economical) and 'futile' (serving no useful purpose - completely ineffective)

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Asalent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a sayl ent

Sentence: Ted was a career asalent. He bought things just because they were on for less than regular price. He ended up with tons of stuff he did not need. Ted is also now a hoarder.

Etymology: Assailant (someone who attacks) & A Sale (something costing less than usual;a bargain)

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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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Gullibuyer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gull-ih-bye-er

Sentence: She's such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be.

Etymology: gullible + buyer

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COMMENTS:

good one yellowbird - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00

Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00

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Sellorburnvictim

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: sell-or-burn-vick-tum

Sentence: Joan couldn't walk by the bargain bin near the entrance of a store without throwing a casual glance its way. Quicker than you can say "everything must go" Joanie would be up to her elbows in retail detritus, finding things that she believed to be real treasure...until she got them home.

Etymology: Sell or burn tables are the last-chance oasis for rejected items. Combined with burn victim.

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Fantasale

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: FAN-ta-sale

Sentence: Karen labored under the fantasale that she was being frugal by buying all of the remaining Halloween candy in November and then freezing it for next year. Sadly it never stayed frozen long enough to be handed out.

Etymology: Fantasy + 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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Compulsaler

Created by: jkernen1

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Sentence: You'd have to be a compulsaler to buy 200 rolls of TP of 20 dollars.

Etymology: compulsive + sale

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Comments:

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