Verboticism: Grimpatient

'But Doctor, this is an emergency!'

DEFINITION: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Wanda was doing her very best to remain cheerful but as the hours wore on and she continued to be ignored by the ER staff while feeling progressively worse she went from being an ordinary outpatient to being a grimpatient, angry and no longer a stoic and tolerant person.

Etymology: Blend of 'grim' (Dismal; gloomy) and 'patient'...dual meaning (a person who is under medical care or treatment) and (having or showing the capacity for endurance) --- a play on the word 'impatient'.

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Comments: Grimpatient

silveryaspen - 2009-03-04: 01:02:00
wonderful choice of words with a perfect blending. Great Create!

galwaywegian - 2009-03-04: 11:10:00
like it

rombus - 2009-03-05: 07:52:00
clever word play