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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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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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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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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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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 + gold card

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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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spɛndərləst

Sentence: In a bad case of spenderlust Brian bounced from one store to another at the mall buying most everything that caught his eye until his card was declined. Looks like its gonna be a ramen January.

Etymology: spender (somebody who pays out money in buying or hiring goods or services) wanderlust (a strong desire to travel)

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Created by: jmotsch

Pronunciation: no el oh sis

Sentence: Jeb was suffering from a bad case of noelosis of the giver.


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oh holee nite

Sentence: Oweholynight! The stores are brightly shining, It is the night of getting your money's worth, Long lay those cards in purse and pocket pining, Tills reappear and the soul spent its worth. A thrill of hope the retail world rejoices, For yonder breaks your budget by Mastercard. Fall on your knees! Owe, hear the Visa voices! Owenight divine, Owenight when AmEx was reborn; Owenight divine, Owenight, Owenight Divine.

Etymology: Owe (be in debt, owe money for goods bought) & O Holy Night (Christmas Eve, the night of Jesus' birth, the reason we celebrate Christmas; the title of a Carol announcing the birth of the Savior)


metrohumanx I didn't know you were so musical! Nice job! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-17: 00:47:00

magic!! love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-17: 04:06:00


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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: kris-mākst-out

Sentence: I christmaxedout my Master Card and I am not done shopping. Now I'll have to use my Visa.

Etymology: Christmas: The annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus. + Maxed: To reach one's limit. + Out: finished; ended.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shop-no-sis

Sentence: Everyone was in a state of shopnosis, grabbing any piece of junk they could get their hands on, not paying any attention to what these objects were, their purpose or appropriateness. Uncle Moe has been as bald as a cue ball since he was 35. Imagine the surprise on his face when he sees the hair straightener that his niece bought him.

Etymology: hypnosis (an artificially induced trance state) + shop (to visit stores for purchasing goods)

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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