Verboticism: Dupelganger

'Honey, I was lost at the mall...'

DEFINITION: v., To find a lost item immediately after purchasing a replacement. n., An item which is lost and cannot not be found unless a replacement is purchased.

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: DOOP-el-gang-er / spare-en-DIP-it-ee

Sentence: Yasmine owned four dupelgangers of "Queen's Greatest Hits." Two had been returned by boyfriends who had taken her copies, one had been found in an old backpack and one was a cassette that mysteriously appeared in her car one afternoon. Her sparendipity for that particular item was unparalleled

Etymology: dupe (dupicate) + Doppelganger (an exact duplicate of a person) / spare + (ser)endipity (unexpected discovery)

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Comments: Dupelganger

MrDave2176 - 2007-10-29: 09:17:00
Tip to Mustang for thinking like a true genious! I Spotted yours after I wrote this.

Jabberwocky - 2007-10-29: 13:48:00
great word

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-29: 20:06:00
Great word and interesting etymology!