Verboticism: Bargainbasedbent

'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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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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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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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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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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Frugalifutile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: frue-GAL-uh-few-tyl

Sentence: Ramon thought he was being cagey in buying up fantastic bargains even though he had no use for them and while other thought his efforts were frugalifutile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of frugal and futile

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Gullibuyer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gull-ih-bye-er

Sentence: She's such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be.

Etymology: gullible + buyer

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COMMENTS:

good one yellowbird - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00

Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00

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Discountwingebingeosis

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

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metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

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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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Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FROO-geh-til

Sentence: Lenny actually believed he was being shrewd in buying up so many 'fantastic bargains' though he had little use for most of them and while others thought his efforts were frugatile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of 'frugal' (thrifty, prudent or economical) and 'futile' (serving no useful purpose - completely ineffective)

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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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