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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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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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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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Twofernatic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: too-fer-nat-ik

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend Todd is a twofernatic. Put the word sale in front of him and he is ready to spend every last dime buying things he really doesn't need. The word clearance makes him giddy. Going-out-of-business (goob)sales will cause him to loose his mind.

Etymology: twofer (an item that is selling two for the price of one)+ fanatic (a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal)

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Frugonomical

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: phrew-GONE-no-MIKLE

Sentence: Frugonomicalists stretch their buck so far that in the end, they end up with so much excessive debris, that they can't consume and/or sell it all. To be economical is a very good thing - save some money. A frugal person - well let's not go crazy here. But a frugonomical person - see a psychiatrist please!

Etymology: frugal + economical

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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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Foolociousness

Created by: deathsweep

Pronunciation: foo lo cious ness

Sentence: Juanita really showed her foolociousness when she came home with a case of cock-rings.

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Dealinquency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: deel link wen see

Sentence: Dealoren's dealinquency was not dealiberate. He dealed dealightfully with any deals dealiberated upon in his dealusional family. His wife, Dealilah had a dealcidedly deafferent view of what was a good deal. She learned early on not to dealagate dealicate deliberations to Dealoren. For her, his dealight in dealuging her with dealiverable deals posed a huge dealemma. Through sheer due dealigence, she dealayed dealciding which expenses to dealete from her budget. If only she could find a spouse who would dealete deals from dealicatessens and deal with dealettantes and other deals in a dealiscious dealivery. Otherwise, she would be called dealvious!

Etymology: Deal ( do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;come to terms or deal successfully with) & Deliquency (a tendency to be negligent and uncaring;nonpayment of a debt when due)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Let's make a dealinquency! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:09:00

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Bargoon

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bar-GOON

Sentence: Barry, you are such a bargoon when it comes to flybuys. We have enough shampoo to last us 30 years since you've been trying to build up enough loyalty points to get a 'free' toaster worth just $20.

Etymology: bargain + goon

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Fallashop

Created by: aleximrie

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Sentence: Jane's boyfriend was slowly going mad. Jane's constant fallashopping was really eating into their savings.

Etymology: fallacy + shop

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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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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