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'Do you really charge $5000 an hour?'

DEFINITION: v. To be attracted to someone purely because of their social status, earning potential, or other professional skills. n. A person who is easily seduced by a status and professional credentials.

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Cashheh

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cash/hay

Sentence: Sally was strongly attracted to Stu because he had a certain cashheh. It had nothing to do with his bulging wallet.

Etymology: cachet + cash + heh

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COMMENTS:

Clever pun! Exceptional Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:00:00

Punspirational! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:36:00

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Fiscalattraction

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fiss-kull-ah-trak-shun

Sentence: The classes in whorticulture finally paid off when she met the Popeye'd face millionaire and was able to recognize the subtle signs of fiscalattraction stirring within her.

Etymology: fiscal, attraction, physical attraction

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COMMENTS:

petaj etymology - and physical attraction good one - petaj, 2008-03-17: 06:26:00

Thanks petaj. I forgot to put the physical in the etymology. I hate Mondaze. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 06:41:00

bet she made his spineache - galwaywegian, 2008-03-17: 08:00:00

Whorticulture and fiscalattractions! Outstanding Puns! Double Wonderfuls! SuperDuper Wons! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:22:00

nice one purple - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:49:00

whorticulture! I think we should be able to vote for that one too! Two great words in one! - arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:53:00

Great words. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:17:00

Fantastic pun! - Tigger, 2008-03-17: 23:31:00

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Pedigreedy

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ped-i-GREE-dee/

Sentence: Victoria didn't know anything about golf, but as soon as she found out that doctors, lawyers and other rich and powerful bigwigs were often found on the links, she borrowed a set of clubs and invested in a cute golf outfit. She was pedigreedy, and she was determined to begin her social climbing at the country club.

Etymology: Pedigree - a distinguished, superior, or pure ancestry (from Anglo-French, pe de gru "foot of a crane" — for the resemblance to the branches of a genealogical chart) + Greedy - extremely eager or desirous (from Gothic, gredus "hunger")

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COMMENTS:

petaj pertinent and easy to say - petaj, 2008-03-17: 03:34:00

libertybelle Cute! Could be a real word! - libertybelle, 2008-03-17: 10:09:00

There's actually an old movie named Pedigreedy - porsche, 2008-03-17: 10:20:00

Truly great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 12:53:00

A natural creation! - arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:55:00

So that was Victoria's secret! and, i suppose she hoped to score a hole-in-one. Brilliant word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:19:00

Wow, I just looked up that movie, porsche. It was actually a 'Felix the Cat' cartoon film from the 1920's, a silent cartoon! - Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:55:00

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Statusuckup

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: STAT - uss - suk -up

Sentence: Elwood was very envious of the folks above him on the socioeconomic ladder and was a statusuckup who would shamelessly grovel for any sort of acceptance and approval.

Etymology: blend of status and suck up

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COMMENTS:

Suckcessfully done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 12:56:00

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Shallowist

Created by: steveolderman

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His head could always be turned by a person's most obvious and superficial qualities. His father was just the same. In fact he came from a long line of shallowists.

Etymology: shallow + ist

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Describes such people to a T. Excellent Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 18:28:00

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Annanicoleminer

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: a-nah-nik-ol-my-nah

Sentence: when my new bride requested on our wedding night that i sleep on the couch so she could snuggle up in bed with my wallet, i realised i had married an annanicoleminer

Etymology: anna nicole [smith], coal miner [like a gold digger only dirtier]

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COMMENTS:

I like it! (workin' in a coal mine, goin' down, down, down...) - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 10:18:00

Brust out laughing! Funtastic Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:25:00

wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:59:00

"But the music that excels Is the sound of oil wells As they slurp, slurp, slurp into the barrels" I think Anna Nicole was after the good oil. A fantastic construction. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:15:00

Nice creation! - Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:45:00

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Rankinphile

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rangk-IN-phile

Sentence: The moment our eyes met, I had $ense to know that we were an "exact matching." His deep "green-back" eyes, slumped "head and shoulders" which had long ago peaked hiding century old, blushless cheeks deep as one of his Western Australian open-cut iron ore mines. Our "historical exchange" was fatal; it was his last trading day; you could say that the "horizontal spread" had been too much for him. I had hit a "home run" Perhaps, for him, it had been a "self-liquidating loan" The "separation theorem" told me that I was the richest 25 year old rankinphile in the Southern Hemisphere. Girlfriend, it was "back up the truck" my "line of credit" was about to flow.

Etymology: Blend of Rank, Ranking: social class, standing,status & -Phile: attraction to, liking for, preference for, obsession with.

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COMMENTS:

What a cent$able $entence! $plendid Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:13:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 14:01:00

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Stathag

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: stat/hag

Sentence: Crystal had always had an affinity for gay men, they were among her best friends. Gay men, however, were not paying the bills and it was very expensive to keep up with their taste in nightclubs and fashion. So, Crystal decided it was time to change camps and went hunting for horny, rich and powerful straight men. It wasn't long before she was an established and accomplished stathag.

Etymology: status+ hag...this is a play on a descriptive phrase that I don't think I should type for fear of offending.

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COMMENTS:

Wow! Strong, Powerful Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:01:00

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Greedglutter

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Greed-glu-ter

Sentence: Streetcornergutterslut was such a greedglutter she would do anything to get what she wanted!

Etymology: Greed:An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth. Gluter:(slang for gluton) A person who is always eager for more of something usually unpleasant, for the sake of their own twisted $atisfaction.

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Credentializer

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: kre-den-tyal-eyes-er

Sentence: Everyone that watched the mediastorm had Anna pegged as the credentializer, that is until it was known how much he paid her to read fifty of his boring sext-messages.

Etymology: credential+ (the verb-forming suffix -- to form into) izer= credentializer:to make oneself into somehow having credentials

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COMMENTS:

Sext-messages is a great last word to end your sentence! Your verbote is a very creditable creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 18:43:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-17: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

remistram - 2008-03-17: 09:17:00
hah, great interpretation of my def James!

silveryaspen - 2008-03-17: 13:29:00
Your definition and cartoon inspired lots of great creates, Remistram and James! As usual, I wish I had more vervotes for there are always so many great verbotes!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-17: 22:11:00
Thanks remistram and Silveryaspen. I guess I was thinking that people are attracted to status both ways -- both up and down. But maybe it just matter of "professional skills". ~ James