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'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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Exorbootance

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: EXORbitANCE+BOOT

Sentence: Her exorbootance is killing our budget, but they are always happy to see her at the shoe store.

Etymology: EXORbitANCE+BOOT. exorbitance: n. 1. Excessiveness, as of price or amount. 2. Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper.

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COMMENTS:

Very amusing. I bet she lUggs her boots around with her, wherever she goes. - Tigger, 2008-06-03: 00:27:00

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Shoohoh

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Weaksole

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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Pederlater

Created by: DerienRenee

Pronunciation: (Ped-er-lauht-er)

Sentence: AYE PEDERLATER. WATCHU DOIN GIR'

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Impumpsive

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Imm-pump-sivv

Sentence: (n.) She was a real impumpsive yesterday. She dashed from shop to shop as fast as her impractically high heels would take her. (Can also be adjective.)

Etymology: Impulsive + pumps (type of shoe)

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COMMENTS:

Impressively pumpish! - wordmeister, 2008-06-02: 13:53:00

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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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Imeldaranged

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: eh-MEL-dah-ranjd

Sentence: Juanita 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 (mentally disturbed)

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Heeliotropism

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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