Verboticism: Buckschmuck

'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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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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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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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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Frugonomical

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: phrew-GONE-no-MIKLE

Sentence: Frugonomicalists stretch their buck so far that in the end, they end up with so much excessive debris, that they can't consume and/or sell it all. To be economical is a very good thing - save some money. A frugal person - well let's not go crazy here. But a frugonomical person - see a psychiatrist please!

Etymology: frugal + economical

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Squanderloss

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Skwan-der-loss

Sentence: Jim got a little carried away when he saw that a leading brand of shampoo and conditioner was being offered at half price. Always one to save a bit of money he bought the whole stock. It wasn't til he got home that he remembererd that he had been completely bald for the past four years. He spent the rest of the day ringing round friends and family members trying to offload 'his bargain' as he could no longer get into his spare room due to the huge number of boxes that had been delivered.

Etymology: Squander( to waste(money) in a reckless or foolish manner) + Loss(to make less money than is originally spent) = Squanderloss

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COMMENTS:

nice combo and very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:53:00

metrohumanx A classic laugh fest! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:15:00

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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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Saleomatic

Created by: taith

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: sale+automatic

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Salelubrious

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: sale/oo/bree/us

Sentence: What do you mean?? I have a very saleubrious attitude towards shopping.

Etymology: sale + salubrious (healthful)

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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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COMMENTS:

maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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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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