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Clogsessive

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: klog - sess - iv

Sentence: Janelle was obsessed with her clogs. She liked how they looked, she liked how they sounded. The selection on clogs.com was exciting and she now owned 20 pairs. Her feet were not thanking her right now but Janelle was hooked on clogs.

Etymology: Clog (A type of shoe or sandal made predominantly out of wood), Obsessive

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wooden you, too? - Nosila, 2009-07-20: 12:11:00

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Oochigucci

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: oōchēgoōchē

Sentence: Yes, there is a recession and she can\\\'t really afford them. Yes, they make her feet scream in pain and she can\\\'t wait to kick them off when she gets home but Susan is an oochiGucci girl. She would rather give up eating than her high-fashion shoes. On occasion she has.

Etymology: oochi (a variation on ouch, an expression of pain) + Gucci (an iconic Florentine and Italian fashion and leather goods label) also a play off of hoochie coochie

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mrskellyscl Hysterical! Terrific word. - mrskellyscl, 2009-07-20: 06:20:00

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Solesister

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sole sis ter

Sentence: Whoopie was a true solesister in all ways but her music choices. She was a compulsive shoe buyer but her favourite singer was Heelio Inglesias.

Etymology: Sole (underside of a foot or shoe) & WordPlay on Soul Sister (An African-American woman or girl or someone with whom you share a bond or similarity)

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Pedebtriment

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: Puh deh truh ment

Sentence: Angela's awkward gait and excessive shoe store charges told Paul he'd hitched his wagon to a pedebtriment.

Etymology: From the Latin pes=foot + Latin debitum=thing owed + Latin detere=to weaken or impair

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Sandalous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: san dal us

Sentence: Penny Loafer had no sole. She bought every pair of shoe in sight, whether she could afford them or not. She could not toe the line until she was strapped. Her boyfriend, Spike Oxford, thought she talked with a brogue and was about to give her the boot, as her behaviour became more sandalous. But Penny realized that if she pumped herself up, became less of a sneaker and held her tongue, she could over come this disease that Dr. Scholl specialized in. She was moved by the good doctor's words..."When you leave your footsteps in the sand, make sure they are not the mark of a heel!"

Etymology: Scandalous (giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation) & Sandals (a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot)

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Hubbarditis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: HUB BARD EYE TIS

Sentence: Hubbarditis is an illness, a symptom of which is when you buy expensive, uncomfortable and totally impractical shoes, because everyone else does, or wishes they could! Whether you are a heel, a loafer, a runner or someone who has no sole, we all need an arch enemy to prove how good we are!

Etymology: Hubbard (Nursery Rhyme old woman, whom I thought lived in a shoe, but apparently was she of the bare cupboards instead) & itis (illness, compulsion)

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COMMENTS:

oops, got my nursery rhyme old women mixed up! - Nosila, 2008-06-02: 02:08:00

Oh well, I think she looks good in heels... - wordmeister, 2008-06-02: 16:45:00

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Intoexicated

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/tokes/i/cay/ted

Sentence: To be intoexicated one must know the degree of point that is acceptable for every outfit.

Etymology: intoxicated + in + toe

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Toetally! - Nosila, 2008-06-02: 23:31:00

Good one. - Tigger, 2008-06-03: 00:29:00

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Lameshui

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Leym-SHOO-ee or la-mey shwee

Sentence: Despite her claim that she had imelded the best traditionals of East and West, in the end Roxie's fascination with style, rather than comfort, led to an expensive and painful case of lameshui. However, all was not lost, she insisted, didn't lame always come with gold and silver?

Etymology: LAME: Impaired or disabled through defect or injury, esp in the foot or legs so as to walk with difficulty. LAME: an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads, as of gold or silver are woven with silk or wool etc., SHUI:Chinese system of spiritual influences the way in which one does things in life. SHU: homophone of shoe: footwear.

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COMMENTS:

nice twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-02: 13:22:00

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Hardshell

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: |hɑːd| |ʃɛl|

Sentence: Julie was a tough nut for the craic. She needed to be tough on account of her choice of footwear. The only thing tougher than Julie was Julie's feet, bulletproof they where. Very hardshell feet and a weakness for Gucci shoes or any strapless 6" heel, that's our Julie.

Etymology: Loose association of Hard sell and hard shell...which only makes sense to me, and in the context outlined above.

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Imeldaranged

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ih - MEL - duh - ranjd

Sentence: Gracielda was absolutely imeldaranged, caught up in a compulsion to buy any and every pair of shoes or other footwear that caught her eye.

Etymology: Blend of Imelda - well known shoe nut Imelda Marcos, and deranged

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I like how it rolls off the tongue - and makes me chuckle. Nice one! - mikeysfbay, 2008-06-02: 09:03:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-02: 13:18:00

such Imeldacity! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-02: 22:47:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-02: 00:40:01
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-20: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-02: 00:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

'Did you really spend all our rent money on those shoes?'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively shop for and buy shoes that are stylish, sexy and extremely uncomfortable. n. A person who has an uncontrolled, psychological dependency on impractical shoes.

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