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'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Judgedregg

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: juj drehg

Sentence: Judgedregg could be found by following the nearly-empties across the park.

Etymology: judge dread, dregs

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Unfinfoodish

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: un-finn-food-ish

Sentence: She got a false sense of security when she looked in the fridge. Tons of bottles, boxes of juice, cartons of milk - she had never seen so much food in there. But wait she lives with a unfinfoodisher, there is a mere ounce left in each container. Why won't he just commit and completely empty some?

Etymology: unfinish + food

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Scintillagate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sin-TIL-eh-gayt

Sentence: Over the years Brenda had become very aggravated with her husband Barry's practice of putting containers back in the fridge with just a trace of content remaining and she had come to regard it as scandalous and even branded the practice scintillagate in hopes of embarrassing Barry into action.

Etymology: Blend of 'scintilla' (A minute amount; an iota or trace) and the suffix '-gate' (suffix attached to anything to indicate "scandal involving,")

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:42:00

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Dribletarian

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dribliterēən

Sentence: Mark's girlfriend Judy is a humanitarian, vegetarian, librarian. Mark is a dribletarian, the keeper of the small and insignificant, the Grand Poobah of dribs and drabs, the Rajah of remnants. Judy thinks he is just a lazy slob who doesn't want to crack out a new bottle of ketchup.

Etymology: driblet (a small or insignificant amount) + arian (having a concern or belief in a specified thing)

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COMMENTS:

Perhaps one of them is a Hungarian octogenarian. - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-14: 13:10:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:39:00

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Smidgentoad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smi jen tode

Sentence: Tony was a smidgentoad. He left bottles, cans and other food containers with just a smidgen of the goods in them. He was lazy and figured if he did that, he would never be responsible for cleaning out or buying replacements. His actions however had left just a smidgen of love left in his girlfriend Maria and she decided to throw him out with all those empty containers.

Etymology: Smidgen (a tiny or scarcely detectable amount)& Toad (ugly amphibian;derogatory term for a person) & WordPlay on Pigeon-Toed

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Recycalator

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree-syk-uh-lay-tur

Sentence: Eddie was a recycalator. It wasn't because he was a procrastinator, but because he was environmentally conscious, that he left his empties in the refrigerator for his wife to recycle later.

Etymology: recycle + later

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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Groundszerofill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grawn zeero fil

Sentence: Phil was a groundzerofill when it came to leaving the last pokey bit of anything in a jar or bottle. He thought it was bad luck to be the last user and have to replace anything he used up. We have our fill of people like Phil!

Etymology: Ground zero (the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon ;the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile) & Grounds (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief) & Fill (a quantity sufficient to satisfy;fill or meet a want or need)

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Emptier

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: emp tee r

Sentence: "Why is there always an almost empty bottle of something in the fridge, Doug? Ugh, you are such an emptier!"

Etymology: Empty

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Slackovers

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Slack-overs

Sentence: Marie was mad that John left so many slackovers in the fridge for her to take care of.

Etymology: Slacking, Left-overs

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Good word :) You've got my vote! I LIKE it! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:57:00

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Deplenish

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: dee-plenish

Sentence: Tom refused to devour the dwindling ketchup supply and open the new bottle in the cabinet. Instead, he would deplenish; using the most minute amounts imaginable to flavor his burgers, leaving just enough to make Jan want to repeatedly injure his person.

Etymology: Deny + Replenish

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-14: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-05-14: 09:17:00
I detect some venting going on here today! Thanks, Metro...

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-05-18: 02:03:00
Yes, you are correct.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-25: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

remistram - 2010-11-25: 08:45:00
good one! i live with one of these types