Verboticism: Bargainchump

'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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Spendipity

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: spend + ip + it + ee

Sentence: You didn't SAVE 500 dollars, you SPENT 800. This is total spendipity.

Etymology: serendipity + spend

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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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Bargaint

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: barg - ain't

Sentence: Sure, you got a good deal. But you're never going to use it. What a bargaint!

Etymology: bargain + ain't

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Twofernatic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: too-fer-nat-ik

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend Todd is a twofernatic. Put the word sale in front of him and he is ready to spend every last dime buying things he really doesn't need. The word clearance makes him giddy. Going-out-of-business (goob)sales will cause him to loose his mind.

Etymology: twofer (an item that is selling two for the price of one)+ fanatic (a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal)

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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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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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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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Bargainloss

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Bar gain loss

Sentence: Amy excelled at bargainloss, and her many friends benefited from her "thriftiness".

Etymology: Bargain (good deal) & loss (act of losing)

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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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