Verboticism: Surplacement

'Honey, I was lost at the mall...'

DEFINITION: v., To find a lost item immediately after purchasing a replacement. n., An item which is lost and cannot not be found unless a replacement is purchased.

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Surplacement

Created by: jtwalsh

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Sentence: On my way back from work i bought myself some more shoes, these were however surplacements as it transpired that i had in fact left the other ones at home

Etymology: surplus (an excess of what is required) + replacement (an article providing a substitute or equivalent of another)

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