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Shopnosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shop-noh-sis

Sentence: Stumbling through the mall in a state of shopnosis, she was glad she brought her pillow and blanket so she could have a nice sleep on one of the comfy leather couches.

Etymology: shop + hypnosis

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COMMENTS:

I like it! Deck the malls with spending folly, fa-la-la-la-lah la-la-la-lah... - Tigger, 2007-12-16: 16:33:00

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Patrombie

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Pa-trahm-bee

Sentence: Waiting until the last minute to buy her Christmas gifts, Susan joined her fellow patrombies at the mall.

Etymology: Combination of "Patro" from patron - one who buys the goods or uses the services offered especially by an establishment; and "mbie" from zombie - a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead.

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Clausquander

Created by: Lingoism

Pronunciation: Clau-skwon-der

Sentence: Jenny had to go to rehab after the Christmas holidays to cure herself from the Clausquander syndrome after effects.

Etymology: Claus - Santa Claus Squander - to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully

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Owehoho

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: o ho ho

Sentence: Twas the day before Christmas and all through the malls, the shopper's were frantic, lugging their hauls. The credit cards were rung by the cashiers with care, in the hopes that their limits could large totals bear. The children were wrestled to await jolly St.Nick, to tell their fond wishes and get a peppermint stick. But we heard him exclaim, as he punched out for his shift, you will owehoho a lot of interest on each last-minute gift!

Etymology: Owe (be in debt to) & Ho Ho Ho (Santa's catch phrase jolly laughter)

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Chribinger

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Chribinger: Kri-binj-her

Sentence: There were so many Chribingers in the mall, that Master Card chuckled in glee!

Etymology: Chri for Christmas and cringe ... and binge ... for shopping binge ... er for her

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Buyemic

Created by: mygirlboo

Pronunciation: Buy-emic

Sentence: Did you hear about Kathy? She became buyemic during the holidays.

Etymology: Buy + Bulimic

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Ghoulcarding

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gool/card/ing

Sentence: On Christmas Eve the malls are filled with people ghoulcarding, buying anything and everything in sight and willing to kill and eat flesh for it.

Etymology: GHOULCARDING from - GOLD CARD (a credit card with a high credit rating and with the privilege of being eaten alive by the interest rates) + GHOUL (an evil spirit, or demon in folklore believed to plunder malls and feed on Christmas shoppers)

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Xboxmas

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksbäksməs

Sentence: "Wii want an Xbox, wii want an Xbox". The chorus echoed in Tim's head as he lurched from one store to another trying to find the elusive prize. Not only did he need to find the game console but games that the twins could manage. The twins were barely old enough to understand what they were asking for but they had seen the commercial and that was that. Merry Xboxmas!

Etymology: Xbox (a game console) + Xmas (informal term for Christmas)

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COMMENTS:

Great word and all too frequent story. - Nosila, 2008-12-17: 21:42:00

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Santasmerized

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: san-TAZ-mer-izd

Sentence: Once again the Christmas spirit had Leon absolutely Santasmerized, feeling the need to please everyone with lavish gifts, he seemed to be in a stupor and he was putting thousands of dollars he could ill afford on his credit card.

Etymology: Blend of 'Santa' and 'mesmerized' (Spellbound or enthralled. Hypnotized)

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Inadvisabill

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn add veez ab ill

Sentence: It was inadvisabill to try to do all one's christmas shopping in Cartier, after the child could choke on those rocks, but that the heck, it was christmas

Etymology: inadvisable, visa bill

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COMMENTS:

My excuse would be that the Visa-bility was obscured by the glare. great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-14: 10:50:00

very clever incorporation of Visa! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-14: 14:19:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-14: 01:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen Thank you silveryaspen ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-14: 14:44:00
Liked all the words!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-17: 01:26:00
Thank you silveryaspen for the great idea ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-17: 19:12:00
Into the valley of malls, went the $5 hundreds ... It was the light of the charge brigade!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-18: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Must buy presents.'

DEFINITION: n., The wondrous, and the "wonder how I'm going to pay for it" feelings of the holiday shopping season. v., To stumble through a shopping mall like a zombie on a buying binge, grabbing anything and everything that will fit on your credit card.

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