Verboticism: Expentorture

'The salesman told me I didn't need to pay a cent.'

DEFINITION: n. The type of headache you get from buying too many things with your credit card. Note: Symptoms do not usually appear until the following month.v. To buy yourself a huge credit card headache.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: det/spawn/den/see

Sentence: His debtspondency was a direct result of acting like a debtsperado.

Etymology: debt + despondency


Debtlightful word! - Nosila, 2009-07-16: 12:09:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: shop/pang

Sentence: A shoppang set in with the arrival of my MasterCard bill in the mail.

Etymology: shoppang - shop + pang (a sudden feeling of mental, or emotional distress)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sign/us/hed/ake

Sentence: I don't know which was worse, my signusheadache or the carpal tunnel in my writing wrist after mall hopping on Saturday.

Etymology: sign + sinus headache

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: ex - pend - tore - chur

Sentence: Jonathan was subjected to painful expendtorture every month when his credit card bills arrived. It hurt his brain to contemplate how to pay for his compulsive spending.

Etymology: expenditure, torture

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Created by: ShuffleWordGameGuy

Pronunciation: mas-ter-greyn

Sentence: Her mastergraine completely defeated her after she realized she didn't have enough money to pay her credit card bill.

Etymology: Credit Card + Migraine

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pen-i-ten-shen

Sentence: Carol's penitension headache worsened the day her Visa statement arrived and she realized she'd have to explain the new carpet to Jim.

Etymology: penitence: to express guilt or remorse (usually to a confessor)+ tension: mental, emotional or nervous strain -- often manifested in a headache called a Tension Headache

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bankrupt-al-gee-a

Sentence: In a fit of pique, Morgan went on a shopping expedition with the corporate credit card purchasing a fleet of vehicles, upgrading PCs for all the staff and treating them all to a long liquid lunch. In addition to their hangovers, they also suffered bankruptalgia the next month when the company went broke and they all lost their jobs.

Etymology: bankrupt + algia (pain) - inspired also by the rupture of a blood vessel in an aneurism


Anything with "-algia" in it gets my vote. But don't hold me to that. - Clayton, 2007-07-04: 12:04:00

Hey Clayton - there are 3 definitions today with algia in them - petaj's sounds the most severe though - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-04: 15:46:00


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Created by: rahullotli

Pronunciation: dan-ki-ti-ni

Sentence: If i didn't have a credit card i wud b safe from dankitini



nice - rahullotli, 2007-07-14: 14:15:00


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Created by: Paloma

Pronunciation: my-GRAS-tic

Sentence: My online shopping habit has created a migrastic-inducing monthy ritual of opening my credit-card bills.

Etymology: migraine + plastic

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Created by: amysmiles2000

Pronunciation: bi-gra-ah-nal

Sentence: My husband gets a buygrainal every January 13. That is after the mail delivery.


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