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Created by: DerienRenee

Pronunciation: (Ped-er-lauht-er)


Etymology: Ped- Foot Lat- To be devoted to Er- Love

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pump/till/ius

Sentence: Jenny is so pumptilious about owning every new pump that comes on the market that she surreptitiously takes pictures on the subway with her blackberry to help her with her shopping.

Etymology: punctilious + pump

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Created by: hunterday77

Pronunciation: er-sh-ue-o-tic

Sentence: She went completely ershoeotic in the shoe store.

Etymology: unknown

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pra-duh-DIK-shun/

Sentence: In order to combat her Pradaddiction, Carrie was sent to a rehab center where the patients were only allowed to wear Crocs, those cheap, ugly, plastic shoes. Luckily for her, after a few days, her co-dependant shopping buddies came up with a plan. They borrowed a utility van, smuggled her out of the rehab center and brought her straight to the mall downtown. 'No woman could ask for better friends,' thought Carrie, as rifled through her credit cards to find one that wasn't maxed-out.

Etymology: Prada - a well-known Italian fashion company; designer of clothing and shoes, commonly mentioned in S&TC (originally "Prada Brothers", founded in 1913 by Mario Prada in Milan) + Addiction - complusive need characterized by obsessive behavior (from Latin, addictus "assigned, surrendered")


BTW, I'm not in the 'fashion police' but I think those Crocs shoes are just about ugly enough to be banned in public... (check out: - Tigger, 2008-06-02: 03:27:00

I agree...they make everyone's fett look twice their size, in juicy colours! - Nosila, 2008-06-02: 23:28:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hee/leo/trow/pizm

Sentence: Sally had an advanced case of heeliotropism and could not restrain herself from purchasing shoes with higher and higher heels.

Etymology: heliotropism (an involuntary response to the sun's rays) + heel


She's a heeliotramp! - Nosila, 2009-07-20: 12:14:00


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Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: shoo-hoh

Sentence: It started innocently enough at her high school prom, when Melissa's mother loaned her a pair of pink pumps. Two inches may not seem like much, but the height was exhilarating, and immediately addictive. Before too long she couldn’t even go to the beach without wearing platform sandals. And then she jumped up to hardcore. Now she’s a total shoehoh, wobbling around the shopping mall in six-inch stilettos, begging for her next fix.

Etymology: shoe + ho (whore)


I wonder if she can even shoewhoren in to those old pumps. - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-02: 13:17:00

I've done a bit of shoewhoren myself, and it is a bit tricky when you've got six inchers on... - wordmeister, 2008-06-02: 13:57:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: weak SOUL

Sentence: She bought gold-leafed, diamond-studded and other expensive shoes to bolster her weaksole.

Etymology: A pun on SOUL and weak.


She is a sole survivor! - Nosila, 2009-07-21: 02:26:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: feh - TISH- oo

Sentence: Fetishoe. Gesundheit. her shoe shopping penchant was an illness.

Etymology: fetish + shoe + atishoo (sneeze)

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Created by: mikeysfbay


Sentence: I'd have a riding lawnmower, but my wife is such a shoptishist, that all I can afford is this scythe.

Etymology: "Shop" + "fetishist"


One has to be mighty careful saying that....could sound like something else. - Mustang, 2008-06-02: 20:48:00

Especially if they've had too much to drink :) - mikeysfbay, 2008-06-03: 01:53:00


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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


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


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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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