Verboticism: Holostasis

'I guess I'll do a little window shopping...'

DEFINITION: v. What boyfriends and husbands do while they are waiting their girlfriends and/or wives to shop. n. A person doing such a thing.

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Wasterbate

Created by: frenchprof

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence: Charlie wasterbated aimlessly once again as Sandra was trying on her pink platforms.

Etymology: waste-akin to waiting and middle English bate to take away; subtract.

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Mandroid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mandroid

Sentence: Whenever Cindy goes shopping, her boyfriend becomes her mandroid. He becomes a purse-holding, head-nodding, cart-pushing robot. He will spout pre-determined phrases like ”that looks great on you” or ”no, that’s not too much to spend if you really like it”.

Etymology: man (an adult human male) + android (a robot with a human appearance)

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Waitwatching

Created by: hgofom

Pronunciation: Just like it looks.

Sentence: My wife went into the mall and I was left waitwatching.

Etymology: While waiting, we wait, and we watch. There are also several puns and entendres in the word. One is a play on the diet popular with many women. Another is that while we wait we're not only people watching, but frequently looking at our watches. Also, waitwatch, waitwatcher, etc.

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Eyedle

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Fred sighed as Jen took six more dresses into the changing room, resigned to eyedling for another twenty minutes at least. Having already eyedled through the homewares and auto departments, he now turned his gaze to electronics...

Etymology: eye (to look at or ogle) + idle (to waste time)

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COMMENTS:

I can see this site becoming addicting... My first-ever verboticism! - shalla, 2007-09-26: 10:40:00

Eye-eye for an eye-popper! Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-26: 18:40:00

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Shoperfunctorate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: shop-pur-FUNKSHO-rate

Sentence: Bob is not an optimist, he never double parks while Roxie is shopping. All he hopes for, as he shoperfunctorates, is that Roxie's feet will start to hurt before his wallet does. And when she's seriously shoprocrasty, he never ridicules her or becomes boutique-piqued, but remains mart-smart even when she tries on a dozen dresses and an imelda of shoes.

Etymology: Blend of shop & perfunctorate: done merely to get rid of the duty, performed mechanically, by rote, superficially. Cognates: Shoperfunctory, Shoperfunctoriness.

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COMMENTS:

I love boutique-piqued and the imelda of shoes - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-26: 10:46:00

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Contemplaza

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/tem/pla/za

Sentence: While dutifully lugging bags around like a pack mule, Chris would quietly contemplaza the meaning of life.

Etymology: contemplate + plaza

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COMMENTS:

aplaz (clapclapclap) - galwaywegian, 2007-09-26: 07:21:00

Perhaps Chris should comtemplaza this that: some women become nags because their husbands behave like mules! Good word:looks nice, sounds nice. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-26: 19:01:00

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Fleemarket

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flea-mar-ket

Sentence: Kevin had a low tolerance for shopping with his girlfriend. Within 2 minutes of waiting for her to inspect the goods, he was toe tapping, within 5 minutes he was watch watching, by 10 minutes he was fleemarketing.

Etymology: flee (depart, leave, escape from) + market (shop) + fleamarket (a type of market that one can spend hours picking over bargains)

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COMMENTS:

good one! - remistram, 2007-09-26: 09:33:00

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Plazaroam

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: plaz-uh-rohm

Sentence: As much as he complained about having to plazaroam every weekend, he thoroughly enjoyed taking in all the 16 year old eye candy at the mall.

Etymology: plaza + roam

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Cashtrate

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: ˈkash trāt

Sentence: Leonard always felt cashtrated at the mall whilst his girlfriend Amanda took charge of his credit card and tossed him like a hangar in the dressing home

Etymology: cash ( currency, money) + castrate (to emasculate, deprive vigor)

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COMMENTS:

That's why they call money geld! - Nosila, 2012-11-02: 19:27:00

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Purchiatus

Pseudonym

Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: pur-chai-ay-tuss

Sentence: "Sorry, I can't meet you at the bar right now, I'm on a purchiatus."

Etymology: purchase + hiatus

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