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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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Lurchase

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Lur-chis

Sentence: Deanne stumbled through the endless maze of brightly decorated, tinsellated, festoonyoulated and carol-playing shops, stupefied and buying random objects that caught her attention. She zomgrabitated to items of medium size and moderate cost, vaguely recalling her credit limit and dragging her stumbleboon behind her. With glazed unblinking eyes she spotted a shiny articulating hand-held kitchen whizzywidget and immediately zomplasticated it, adding her latest lurchase to her already stuponderous load.

Etymology: Lurch - brrrraaaiiinnnnsssss!!! Purchase - acquire through the dangerous use of plastic when the brain is in a zombastic state.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I want one, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-17: 12:14:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-17: 13:25:00

hyperborean You're on a roll! - hyperborean, 2008-12-17: 19:20:00

Very, scary realistic story! - Nosila, 2008-12-17: 21:44:00

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Presentension

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pres ent ten shun

Sentence: You know the feeling of presentension in the store, when you cross your fingers at the till in the hopes that your purchase of gifts won't be declined by your credit card company. It is followed by the relief of the sale actually going through. (Hopefully)

Etymology: presents & tension

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Splurgia

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Splurge-e-ah

Sentence: Alphonso's new credit card was burning a big hole in his pocket. The urge to splurge was making him twitch. The only release from this afflueagony was to let loose and succumb to the fits of splurgia that had become his only source of happiness.

Etymology: Splurge + mania

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COMMENTS:

perfect, sounds like a medical condition - Niktionary, 2007-12-14: 13:34:00

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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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Splurjesus

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: splur 'jee zus

Sentence: In one day, Peter splurjesused $1500 on gifts. And why wouldn't he? As a Christian, it's his duty to spend as much as possible during the holiday season.

Etymology: A portmanteau of 'splurge' and 'Jesus'; the connotation of frightening abnormality from 'bejesus'

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Uberplasticity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ew-burr-PLAS-tiss-ee-tee

Sentence: Roxie never put off till tomorrow buying what she could buy today. And she was never so happy than at Christmas time, when her uberplasticity 'maxed out' buying "happiness" for kith and kin.

Etymology: Combination of "UBER" in recent coinages extreme, over the top & beyond the norm + PLASTIC: "the plastic" slang term for a credit card + -ITY: state or condition. *

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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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Shopnosis

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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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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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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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