Verboticism: Bargoon

'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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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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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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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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Dealboughtcheery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deel/bot/cheer/ee

Sentence: Harold exhibited the classic signs of dealboughtcheery every time he emerged from a going out of business store with a grin on his face and several huge shopping bags filled with useless bargains.

Etymology: deal + bought+ cheery + debauchery (excessive sensual indulgence)

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Great word - TJayzz, 2008-10-15: 15:03:00

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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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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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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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Compulsaler

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: You'd have to be a compulsaler to buy 200 rolls of TP of 20 dollars.

Etymology: compulsive + sale

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

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