Verboticism: Gripeaholic

Gripeaholic

Created by: mweinmann

Definition: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

Pronunciation: gri - p - ah - haul - ik

Sentence: Sonora was a gripeaholic and she knew it. She could not stop complaining and her addiction had grown worse. She started a GA group (gripeaholic's anonymous) for people who wanted to stop. Problem was, their meetings turned into "gripefests" and nothing was ever accomplished.

Etymology: Gripe (complain) + alcholic (someone who is addicted to alcohol)

Points: 596

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