Verboticism: Manopause

'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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Manterval

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: mann-tuh-vawl

Sentence: Gideon had grown used to waiting outside of the changing rooms in women's shops. In fact he had learnt to almost enjoy mantervals and began to use the time more productively. Instead of spending hours on end waiting by racks of frocks staring at his shoes like he used to, he now uses being surrounded by women to his benefit. Gideon has picked up some of the most amazing make-up tips, he's learnt how to deal with period pain and can now tell the difference between shampoo and shower gel which he, like most men, previously believed were inter-changeable. The list goes on...

Etymology: Man (male adult human) + interval ( intervening period of time)

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Parcelmoany

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: par/sell/moany

Sentence: Parcelmoany is a state of extreme vexation when one is loaded down with expensive items he can't afford.

Etymology: parcel + parsimony (extreme econmoy) + moan

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metrohumanx Parcelmoany is inspired. I'd like to read more about the affliction. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:08:00

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Guybrowse

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: guy-browz

Sentence: every time his wife took clothes into the change rooms he would wander awkwardly around the store, trying to guybrowse without drawing attention to himself

Etymology: guy, browse, eyebrows

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Malloiter

Created by: apathy42

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Mallancholy

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: mahl-uhn-kuhl-eee

Sentence: Dave went mallancholy as he stood holding Debra's handbag at the Emasculation Station outlet store.

Etymology: mall + melancholy

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-26: 11:50:00

Seems as if Dave got himself into a eunuch predickament. Might decide to keep the handbag! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-26: 22:19:00

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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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Guybrowse

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gye browz

Sentence: Most men hate shopping and even worse hate waiting while someone they are with shops. Mark was no exception and when his wife Lana dragged him to the store to wait for her to try on some new fashions, he took that waiting opportunity to guybrowse in other departments. When Lana finished shopping in a department store, armed with lots of bags and boxes, she then would waste half an hour looking for Mark. Invariably she'd find him sampling free food; catching up on the latest thought-provoking articles in Playboy Magazine; watching a big screen TV football game or trying out the latest Lazyboy recliner. She often wished that the stores would smarten up and copy an idea of Harrod's. They had a lounge area similar to a gentleman's club, with comfy wingback chairs set in a room with television and newspapers, serving cold ale to waiting guybrows. It was like a nursery for men.

Etymology: Guy (male;an informal term for a youth or man) & Browse (look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular;shop around; not necessarily buying) & rhyming with: Eyebrows (the arch of hair above each eye...when raised it acts as an unspoken question (Are you really buying that?)

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metrohumanx You never let us down, Nosila. Mark had a lot of nerve- I would NEVER break with protocol and drft away from the store entrance... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 00:58:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:05:00

How true. It takes years of practice to become a champion guybrowser. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 00:53:00

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Mallinger

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: mawl-ing-gerr

Sentence: he was simply expected to mallinger while she disappeared into an endless stream of shops

Etymology: mall, linger, malinger

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metrohumanx Good word.I sympathize. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:26:00

Like it - TJayzz, 2008-08-27: 03:44:00

very good - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:08:00

Nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 00:43:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-08-28: 01:54:00

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Gaptive

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: gap/tiv

Sentence: He wanted to be at home watching the game but instead he was held gaptive at the Gap outlet

Etymology: gap + captive

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Manstrawait

Created by: cfinleyca

Pronunciation: man-stra-wait

Sentence: Dude, she was in there for an hour. I had to manstrawait in that stupid little chair. Oh, this time I am going to have to do some serious manstrawaition at the mall.

Etymology: man + (sterbate) + wait

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my first attempt - cfinleyca, 2007-09-26: 17:19:00

cool! - kachungis, 2007-09-26: 21:27:00

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