Verboticism: Discountwingebingeosis

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Invesdementia

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ĭn-věs-dĭ-měn'-shə

Sentence: Aunt Martha spent most of her waking hours watching the Home Shopping Network, in a state of invesdementia, calling in to buy things like gaudy jewelry and shoes, even though she'll never wear them, since she never leaves her apartment. On her fixed income, her practice of 'trickle-away economics' will eventually leave Martha debtstitute.

Etymology: investment "the act of spending or devoting funds for future advantage or benefit" (Latin, investīre) + dementia (Latin, dēmentia "madness")

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COMMENTS:

Aunt Martha is such a 'Super-sHSNopper' that the hostesses all know her voice, and the operators all have shortcuts on their ordering terminals to enter her credit card number. - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 23:44:00

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Barloss

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bahr-los

Sentence: The fifty pound bag of dog food Mary bought on sale was a barloss, considering she had two cats.

Etymology: Bargain: ME bargaynen - an advantageous purchase. + Loss: OE los - at a financial loss.

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Fallashop

Created by: aleximrie

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend was slowly going mad. Jane's constant fallashopping was really eating into their savings.

Etymology: fallacy + shop

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Surgain

vixphilia

Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: SUrgain

Sentence: The bugger said this dehydrated water was 50% off and that's why he bought it. Surgain indeed.

Etymology: Sucker + Bargain

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Saleaneous

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Sale-ayn-ee-ous

Sentence: Katie was a saleaneous shopper - it didn't matter how unnecessary the item, or how many needed to be purchased to attain a discount, she would buy it with a smile and believe wholeheartedly she was actually saving money.

Etymology: From (on) sale: at a discounted price; and spontaneous: impulsive

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zxvasdf It also resembles salacious, if one dabbled in such bargain deals of adult variety. :) - zxvasdf, 2008-10-15: 10:36:00

time to sale-abrate - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:27:00

metrohumanx Very worthy word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:49:00

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Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deel/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Joe became completely dealusional about the value of any item, no matter how obsolete, if it was marked down 70%, or more.

Etymology: DEALUSIONAL - from DEAL (a bargain) + DELUSIONAL (a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence)

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My fave! Gets my vote. :) - lumina, 2008-10-16: 00:56:00

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Twoferninny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: toō fər nin ē

Sentence: Janene is truly a twoferninny. Say the word sale and her eyes light up. Mention "half off" and she may swoon. It doesn't matter that she doesn't need it, if it is a bargain, consider it bought. Just last week she was practically giddy as she saved a huge bundle of cash on two gallons (a twofer) of kumquat juice.

Etymology: twofer (an item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one) + ninny (a foolish person)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:50:00

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Dealboughtcheery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deel/bot/cheer/ee

Sentence: Harold exhibited the classic signs of dealboughtcheery every time he emerged from a going out of business store with a grin on his face and several huge shopping bags filled with useless bargains.

Etymology: deal + bought+ cheery + debauchery (excessive sensual indulgence)

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-10-15: 15:03:00

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Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FROO-geh-til

Sentence: Lenny actually believed he was being shrewd in buying up so many 'fantastic bargains' though he had little use for most of them and while others thought his efforts were frugatile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of 'frugal' (thrifty, prudent or economical) and 'futile' (serving no useful purpose - completely ineffective)

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Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Froo-guh-tul

Sentence: In a frugatile attempt to save money Bart and Clara bought many sale items that they had no real use for.

Etymology: Frugal and futile

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