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Gripeaholic

Top verboticism of the day created by mweinmann

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

Pronunciation: gri - p - ah - haul - ik

Sentence: Sonora was a gripeaholic and she knew it. She could not stop complaining and her addiction had grown worse. She started a GA group (gripeaholic's anonymous) for people who wanted to stop. Problem was, their meetings turned into "gripefests" and nothing was ever accomplished.

Etymology: Gripe (complain) + alcholic (someone who is addicted to alcohol)

Created by: mweinmann.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:11:00
Still bothered by office politics? Well, as Timothy Johnson advises in GUST, it's time quit complaining and take action, or at least, it's time to make up a new word about complaining... Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:59:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-11: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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