Verboticism: Froogalish

'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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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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Asalent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a sayl ent

Sentence: Ted was a career asalent. He bought things just because they were on for less than regular price. He ended up with tons of stuff he did not need. Ted is also now a hoarder.

Etymology: Assailant (someone who attacks) & A Sale (something costing less than usual;a bargain)

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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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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 retrĊ (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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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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Fubargain

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: foo-BAHR-guhn

Sentence: Even though Bob explained to Roxie the term, "Let the buyer beware", she continued to fubargain with imeldacity, believing you couldn't have too many pairs of shoes. And, despite, bargainasty upon bargainasty piling up at home, her shopping philosophy remained the same. "The more you buy, the greater the saving. And hadn't Bob told her that she was protected, in law, by "craveat emptor."

Etymology: Fubargain (vb & n):Fubar(failed to understand beyond all reason - in this context) & bargain. Cognates: Fubargainista

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great sentence as usual - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:49:00

Nice word! And a very 'careful' etymology, OzzieBob. I found this factoid on wikipedia - "FUBAR may have been influenced by the German word furchtbar, meaning terrible." - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 21:56:00

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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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Slavor

Created by: looseball

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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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