Verboticism: Manshopause

'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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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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Liearound

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: lye-a-round

Sentence: Tom didn't know why Mindy was so eager for his validation when she was buying clothes, but he had long since become accustomed to his role...he needed to liearound the dressing room, saying encouraging--though not completely honest-- things things like "No you're butt doesn't look fat" or "I don't think that black dress looks too much like your other black dress."

Etymology: lie in two senses--to not tell the truth and to lounge; around in the sense of either prevaricating or lounging in proximity to the shopping.

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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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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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Slowmad

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SLO-mad

Sentence: As Tom wandered from store to store waiting for his wife to finish her shopping he became just one more slowmad, looking over each item as if he really cared, fending off sales clerks with the slowmad's mantra "Just looking". He also knew that this activity was slowly driving him stark-raving mad. He could feel his sanity slipping away with each step he took. The last thing he wanted to become was a husbutt-parker — those old men who take up every inch of available bench space vacantly staring into space while a mound of packages accumulates at their feet.

Etymology: Slow (Very not fast) + nomad (a desert wanderer)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx RIGHT ON! Great sentence, artr. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:03:00

metrohumanx Slowmad reminds me of Strongbad. http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:38:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Windower

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Greg became a windower everytime he went shopping with Janine.

Etymology: Window: the display space in and directly behind a shop window. And Widower: a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.

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