Verboticism: Perkolazer


Created by: mweinmann

Definition: n. A person who regularly sulks inside cafes and coffeehouses all day, contributing nothing more to their world than a pout. v. To glower angrily at the state of world affairs while remaining inactive and unemployed.

Pronunciation: purk - oo - laz - ur

Sentence: Romona turned into a perkolazer after she lost her job at Starbucks. Instead of looking for another job, she brings her books and laptop into Starbucks each morning and sits there sipping cafe lates, wishing they would hire her back.

Etymology: perk (short for perkolate (a process used to make coffee), perkolator (a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans) laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation)

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Comments: Perkolazer

Nosila - 2009-07-06: 10:05:00
She\'s just brewding! Good word.

Jabberwocky - 2009-07-06: 13:24:00
great combo