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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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Invesdementia

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ĭn-věs-dĭ-měn'-shə

Sentence: Aunt Martha spent most of her waking hours watching the Home Shopping Network, in a state of invesdementia, calling in to buy things like gaudy jewelry and shoes, even though she'll never wear them, since she never leaves her apartment. On her fixed income, her practice of 'trickle-away economics' will eventually leave Martha debtstitute.

Etymology: investment "the act of spending or devoting funds for future advantage or benefit" (Latin, investīre) + dementia (Latin, dēmentia "madness")

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COMMENTS:

Aunt Martha is such a 'Super-sHSNopper' that the hostesses all know her voice, and the operators all have shortcuts on their ordering terminals to enter her credit card number. - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 23:44:00

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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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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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Shopamallic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/a/mawl/ic

Sentence: Gordon could not be stopped. No matter what was going on, he always found the time AND the money to make every sale at the mall. He had closets full of things he swore would come in handy one day, or at the very least, be "back in style." Yes, he was a shopamallic and proud of it!

Etymology: Play on shopaholic.

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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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Lunathrift

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: loo-na-thrift

Sentence: A lunathrift doesn't understand that you don't literally save money by buying sale priced crap that you don't need. Piles of cheap junk aren't going to pay for your next vacation.

Etymology: lunatic+thrift[y]

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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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Deniacurement

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Dee-nigh-a-cure-ment

Sentence: Tony is a constant victim of deniacurement - he's always buying things he never needs!

Etymology: Denial (refusal to acknowledge) + Procurement (the purchasing of something) = Deniacurement

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metrohumanx VERY clever-please expound on your funny sentences. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:54:00

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Twoferninny

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: toō fər nin ē

Sentence: Janene is truly a twoferninny. Say the word sale and her eyes light up. Mention "half off" and she may swoon. It doesn't matter that she doesn't need it, if it is a bargain, consider it bought. Just last week she was practically giddy as she saved a huge bundle of cash on two gallons (a twofer) of kumquat juice.

Etymology: twofer (an item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one) + ninny (a foolish person)

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:50:00

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Saveaholic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (save-ah-holic)

Sentence: Don't buy those, we have no need for them, you're such a saveaholic.

Etymology: save: to keep aholic: addicted

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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