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'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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Cheerdiction

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [cheer-dik-shuhn]

Sentence: I realized I had a problem after my third hour in the shopping mall. I hadn't eaten, I hadn't slept and I was dressed in the same velour track suit I had worn the day before. My cheerdiction was out of control. I didn't want to leave, I didn't want to stay, and I knew I had a problem, but the cheerdiction kept me going. I could buy one more present, the perfect present, the sparkliest, most flawless, joy inducing present I had ever given.

Etymology: From "cheer" meaning to gladden or cause joy to and "addiction" meaning the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

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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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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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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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Stupenerous

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: stoo-pen-r-us

Sentence: Once Max had taken a second loan on the house to send his daughter to Cancun for her Sweet Sixteen with her 19 year old boyfriend, he realized he may have been overly stupenerous

Etymology: Stupid+ generous+ spend

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Ghoulcarding

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gool/card/ing

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

Etymology: ghoul (a possessed evil spirit, or demon) + gold card

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COMMENTS:

ghoulopogos word - Nosila, 2009-12-19: 01:54:00

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Zombuying

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbīng

Sentence: There’s nothing like celebrating the birth of the Jesus by wondering about the mall acting like the undead — bouncing from store to store zombuying whatever comes within range. Will they come back to painful life when the bills come due? Of corpse!

Etymology: zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + buying (obtain in exchange for payment)

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Mesmeryuleized

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mez - mer - yool - eyezed

Sentence: Delbert and Glenda had become completely mesmeryuleized in their need to try to please so many people.

Etymology: Mesmerized + yule

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Scroogaphobia

Created by: ckstreet

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Sentence: Toms scroogaphobia kept him at the mall getting last minute presents.

Etymology: Scrooge + phobia

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COMMENTS:

tis the season to be thankful for the gift we all recieved. - ckstreet, 2007-12-14: 11:52:00

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Fooltide

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fool-tide

Sentence: At 5:00 pm on October 31st the "fooltide carols" begin to work their voodoo on their unsuspecting targets. Accompanied by the glow and sparkle of lights and tinsel, and the lure of huge sales, the happy little tunes plant themselves in the brains of shoppers who wander trancelike through the aisles, knowing full well that they're destroying their credit rating, but unable to resist the hypnosis of the television commercials that even make buying a Lexus with a big red bow seem reasonable. At 12:00 noon on December 25 the music stops and everyone goes back to their lives as if nothing happened.

Etymology: wordplay on Yuletide -- fool: one who lacks good judgement; one acts unwisely on a given occasion + tide: time or season - most often used in combination such as yuletide or Christmastide

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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