Verboticism: Manticipate

'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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Masterwait

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mas/ter/weyt

Sentence: To keep her happy, he goes along shopping and masterwaits patiently for her while she tries on every pair of shoes in the store.

Etymology: MASTERWAIT - verb - from MASTER (a person who commands, or is in charge and of course SHE is) + WAIT (to be patient and remain neglected for a time)

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COMMENTS:

that's why guys wear such bulky overcoats - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:04:00

He thinks it's the best way to achieve "masterpeace" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 00:49:00

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Pursevere

kathleen

Created by: kathleen

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Shopplopped

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Shop-plopped

Sentence: Harry shopplopped on a nearby bench as his wife spent four hours trying on clothes.

Etymology: Shop- To examine goods in order to purchase. Plopped- To let the body drop heavily when sitting.

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Shop- To examine goods in order to purchase. Plop- To let the body drop heavily when sitting. - abrakadeborah, 2011-06-10: 17:22:00

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Boutiquegate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /buˈtikˌge(ɪ)t/

Sentence: We who are stuck boutiquegating our significant others are very thankful to those few store designers who thought to provide comfortable seating just outside the dressing rooms.

Etymology: from boutique + tailgate

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Vapidrift

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: VAY-pih-DRIFT

Sentence: Lawrence could not bring himself to follow his wife into the Aromabody Boutique, even to dampen her urge to spend,spend, spend. Instead , he chose voluntary exile to the mallhall, where he would VAPIDRIFT with the herd of patient husbandry, a hundred-meter stare in his glazed eyes. Teen girls, ancient immigrants and momshoppers piloting triple tandem strollers jockeyed around him as he waited for the prized seat on a hard plastic bench. Time stretched to infinity as other VAPIDRIFTERS milled around in their assigned areas - no more than ten steps from the entrance, but not too close to the semi-erotic manneqins in the windows of BarnDress Woman discount plus-size fashion emporium. There would be no mercy for the man who wandered away. Lawrence checked his watch for the umpteenth time, resigned to his fate as a docile consumer support unit.

Etymology: VAPId+DRIFT=VAPIDRIFT.....Vapid: lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force- Latin vapidus flat-tasting; akin to Latin vappa flat wine and perhaps to Latin vapor steam......DRIFT:something driven, propelled, or urged along or drawn together in a clump by or as if by a natural agency- Middle English; akin to Old English drīfan to drive.

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metrohumanx We regret the passing of Laurence Urdang. 1927-2008 - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 00:49:00

how tragic - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:03:00

Another great word and real-life story. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 00:59:00

metrohumanx Some day, lad...all this will be yours. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:37:00

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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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Browdle

Created by: legalalien

Pronunciation: BROW-dle

Sentence: Although Tiffany promised that it would only be a 3 minute ("I swear, you can time me!") detour into the Sephora store, Hank was left with nothing to do but browdle myriad products whose use he could not fathom.

Etymology: browse (look through or glance at casually) + dawdle (to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter)

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clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:08:00

Lovely word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 01:06:00

metrohumanx Like it! One can only sympathise with Hank. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:10:00

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Shoperone

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/er/one

Sentence: Eugene was so disappointed in himself. He should have known it was too good to be true. When Tiffany said, "Pick me up at 6:00 big boy, and we'll paint the town" he had no idea she just needed a ride to the mall, and a shoperone to carry her bags. You could almost see the neon sign blinking "Fool" on his forehead.

Etymology: derived from chaperone: One who accompanies and supervises

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I have seen the glare of that neon sign all too often- reflected in a shoppe window. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 00:51:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-27: 16:06:00

very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-28: 00:56:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2008-08-28: 01:35:00

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Anticapprasion

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: An-tiss-uh-pray-shun

Sentence: Thinking of his credit card bill and the countless bags from Macy's, passed the time during his anticappraision.

Etymology: From (anticipation: in waiting) + (appraise: judge value)

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Wonderlust

gazissax

Created by: gazissax

Pronunciation: wun -der-lust

Sentence: Jane was busy trying on bras in the back room, so Jack engaged in a little wonderlust at the women passing through.

Etymology: wonder - to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel; and lust - to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving

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petaj Did Jane have wonderbralust? - petaj, 2007-09-26: 04:43:00

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