Verboticism: Asalent

'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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Saleomatic

Created by: taith

Pronunciation:

Sentence: when she goes shopping she's really saleomatic!!!

Etymology: sale+automatic

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Bargainbasedbent

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bar/gan/based/bent

Sentence: Sue was so bargainbasedbent that she planned her holidays around closing sales.

Etymology: bargain + based + bent (determined) + bargain basement

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COMMENTS:

Hell hath no fury like a woman at a bargain counter! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:45:00

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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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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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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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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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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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Bargoon

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bar-GOON

Sentence: Barry, you are such a bargoon when it comes to flybuys. We have enough shampoo to last us 30 years since you've been trying to build up enough loyalty points to get a 'free' toaster worth just $20.

Etymology: bargain + goon

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Fantasale

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: FAN-ta-sale

Sentence: Karen labored under the fantasale that she was being frugal by buying all of the remaining Halloween candy in November and then freezing it for next year. Sadly it never stayed frozen long enough to be handed out.

Etymology: Fantasy + sale

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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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