Verboticism: Dealflated

'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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Retrohoard

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: re-troh-hohrd

Sentence: John was such a retrohoard that he spent all his free time scouring through the stalls at the local flea markets, in the hopes of finding that long lost treasure, what ever it may be. For retrohoarding is less about the immediate goal but the future potential, however elusive; one could say it's the modern day equivalent to the great mythic quests of the past.

Etymology: 1. "retro-": a prefix from Latin retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind. 2. "hoard": (noun) a supply or accumulation that is carefully guarded for future use; (verb) to accumulate for future use in a carefully guarded place

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Twoferninny

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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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Sellorburnvictim

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: sell-or-burn-vick-tum

Sentence: Joan couldn't walk by the bargain bin near the entrance of a store without throwing a casual glance its way. Quicker than you can say "everything must go" Joanie would be up to her elbows in retail detritus, finding things that she believed to be real treasure...until she got them home.

Etymology: Sell or burn tables are the last-chance oasis for rejected items. Combined with burn victim.

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Bubblebursar

Created by: verbotomer

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌbəlˌbɜːrsɚ/

Sentence: n. "The bank wouldn't give me a loan because they think I'm a bubblebursar"; vt. "The reason you never have any money is because you always bubbleburse it all away!"

Etymology: fr. bubble: an inflated speculation; + bursar: an official in charge of funds, as at a college or university... A bubblebursar is a student in the university of life, who is all-too-prepared to part with his funds in exchange for goods or services he values too highly

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Lunathrift

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: loo-na-thrift

Sentence: A lunathrift doesn't understand that you don't literally save money by buying sale priced crap that you don't need. Piles of cheap junk aren't going to pay for your next vacation.

Etymology: lunatic+thrift[y]

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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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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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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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Foolociousness

Created by: deathsweep

Pronunciation: foo lo cious ness

Sentence: Juanita really showed her foolociousness when she came home with a case of cock-rings.

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Shopamallic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/a/mawl/ic

Sentence: Gordon could not be stopped. No matter what was going on, he always found the time AND the money to make every sale at the mall. He had closets full of things he swore would come in handy one day, or at the very least, be "back in style." Yes, he was a shopamallic and proud of it!

Etymology: Play on shopaholic.

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Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Bart was completely dealusional and continued to stockpile worthless 'bargains'.

Etymology: deal + delusion

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:55:00

It's the real deal, Stevo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:41:00

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