Verboticism: Breadwhiner

Breadwhiner

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Created by: artr

Definition: n., A person who diligently and persistently complains about their work. v., To enjoy bellyaching about your job so much that you would never consider quitting.

Pronunciation: bredwīnər

Sentence: As the chief breadwhiner for his family, Thomas feels trapped in a job he hates. He can moan, gripe, snivel and grumble with the best of them. Perhaps working in the complaint department isn’t the best match for him.

Etymology: breadwinner (a person who earns money to support a family) + whiner (a feeble or petulant complainer)

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