Verboticism: Heirloot

Heirloot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Definition: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

Pronunciation: air-lute

Sentence: Marty had some minor success heirlooting his mother's jewellery, but he was bamboozled how to make a profit out of the antique grandfather clock.

Etymology: heirloom (family treasure handed down from generation to generation) + loot (plunder)

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Comments: Heirloot

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:26:00
Clever blend and pun!

metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 02:31:00
VEEY creative! Good one, petaj!