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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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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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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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Shallowist

Created by: steveolderman

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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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Succumbference

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: circumference

Sentence: Carrie had been around for a long time, but was still a succumbference when surrounded by wealthy men.

Etymology: succumb (give in to seduction, capitulate) + deference (esteem for someone of higher standing) + circumference (perimeter of a circle - she's been a round!)

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Great etymology. Wonderful Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 12:58:00

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Kleptoswainia

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: klept - oh - swain - ee - ah

Sentence: Jill stole her first husband from his fitness center because of his muscular physique and good looks. She divorced him for his lack of brains. Jill stole her second husband away from the stock market because she liked his money. She divorced him because he wouldn't let her spend a dime of it. Jill stole her third husband away from politics as she was attracted by his prestige and power. She divorced him because she was tired of taking orders from him. So it went, Jill was drawn to swain after attractive swain. Like many other women, Jill suffered from kleptoswainia. It is a common disorder in today's world

Etymology: Kleptomania, Swains. KLEPTOMANIA: a woman's obsessive attraction for men (swains) of quality, so strong, it often leads to stealing them away. SWAINS: attractive men, whatever their qualities might be ... good heart, intelligence, wit, looks, prestige,

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COMMENTS:

different take on it - very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 14:01:00

Love you use of swain. Great blend of ON & Greek words. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:22:00

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Castecovetavian

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: cast-eh-cuv-eh-tay-vee-an

Sentence: Beer goggles can explain why some people hook up, but for others, it is purely castecovetavian. Milo, the heir to the Johnson Tools fortune and his trophy wife Svetlana were an oddly matched couple. He met her as a waitress in a drive-in restaurant gave her his phone number. He was in his mid 30's and never dated. Some thought her attraction had to be because of his endowment, but those who knew him better said it was because of his, uh, personality.

Etymology: Caste (social group consisting of people of the same rank) + covet (to crave) + avi(bird, as in flying high)+ian (one who is)

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COMMENTS:

Beer goggles is a great expression ... I will use it often. Your word captures the essence of people who set their sights for more! Unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:19:00

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Protraction

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: prow-track-shun

Sentence: It didn't seem to matter to Linda that her new beau was severely deficient in personal hygiene skills and basic principles of politeness, her protraction to him was solely based on the fact that he drove a Ferrari. (Too bad she didn't realize that "Ferrari" was a pure emblemishment and was really a Fiat in disguise!)

Etymology: professional + attraction

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Linda, the protractor, didn't quite get the right angle! Complements to you. Outstanding Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:06:00

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Spitzerlambed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spitz er lamd

Sentence: When "Kirstin" went on duty, she was used to gentlemen callers who took advantage of her neutrality. She ended up being spitzerlambed by her latest client #9, whose attitude, if she were franc, would make her senses Berne. She called him Basle, and he said he had a Matterhorn...you know, one that really mattered. But actually his penchant for laundering cash, made her suspect that he was a banker or at least a big time crook or a state politican. She was attracted to his power, but was afraid that their liaison would give her a ZurItch. She wanted to tell him to Lucerne-up and enjoy himself, but he kept looking for the Red Cross phone number. She was so in love, she thought she was imprisoned by his attention and therefore subject to the rules of the Geneva Convention. Too late she realized that her love life and professional life would become as tasty for the media as a big piece of Swiss Cheese!

Etymology: Eliot Spitzer (former NY Governor, disgraced by his sexual "reforms") & Lamb (person easily deceived or cheated)& Switzerland (European Country known for it's big bank deposits and neutrality)& lambaste, to censure severely or angrily.

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A world famous sentence! A word so with it for today! Superbly Done. Superb Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:09:00

Very topical; I think "poor" Eliot has been shish-ke-BABE-'d! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:39:00

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Dollured

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dol/lured

Sentence: When he arrived at the party and with her first glance she knew he was a total nerd, but when she heard he was just made a partner in his law firm and was unattached, she was immediately dollured by his hidden assets.

Etymology: dollar + lure + allure

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Exceptionally Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:24:00

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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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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