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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Bargainchump

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BAHR-guhn-chuhmp

Sentence: Alex and his date went bargainchumping for half-price lawn flamingos; despite the fact that Alex lived in an apartment, he hoped to impress the young lady with his financial prowess.

Etymology: bargain-hunt + chump

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Saveaholic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (save-ah-holic)

Sentence: Don't buy those, we have no need for them, you're such a saveaholic.

Etymology: save: to keep aholic: addicted

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Buckschmuck

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: buck-shmuck

Sentence: Bob is such a buckschmuck - he thinks paying more for a supersized meal is such a bargain, when all it does is empty his wallet AND make him a lard ass.

Etymology: Buck: slang for dollar + Schmuck: an idiot or fool

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COMMENTS:

As Frank Moore Colby said: "The more food there is in the worls, the more fools will be feed." Like your word heaps! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:56:00

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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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Froogalish

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: froo/gull/ish

Sentence: Eddy was always so frugalish; he managed to get a 20% discount on his kitchen knives by purchasing 10 complete sets from QVC.

Etymology: Frugal and Foolish

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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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Fallashop

Created by: aleximrie

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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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