Verboticism: Waitwatcher

Waitwatcher

Created by: Nosila

Definition: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

Pronunciation: wayt wat cher

Sentence: Mary became a waitwatcher long before it was fashionable to do so. She wasted hours in her doctor's medi-center waiting room. How is it she thought, that I arrived when they opened at 9:00 am only to get #97 ticket? After spending the best part of 6 hours waiting to see her doctor, his consult was 3 minutes long and he advised her to lose some weight!!!

Etymology: Wait (to remain idle in anticipation of something) & Watcher (of clocks) & Wordplay on WeightWatchers (weight loss program)

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