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DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Sharraser

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sha-raas-ur

Sentence: Dan knew he had a sharraser on his hands when the customer was yelling and screaming because he had to swipe his debit card through the credit card reader. The customer was insistent on the fact that there had to be a seperate reader for debit cards, and that every other store he'd ever been to had one, so why didn't they?

Etymology: shopper (one who does business with a retailer) + harrass (to annoy or belittle another)

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Wonderful choice of words to blend, and a super job of blending them! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:53:00

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Scroogentrypel

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: screw-GENTRY-pell (scroogentrepellent)

Sentence: Just before closing, and to our chagrin The miserable geezer was sure to come in. Nasty and mean, he would bring some to tears… Till “B” kicked him out to a chorus of cheers! We lost his business, and it’s just as well- Nobody suffers that SCROOGENTRYPEL!

Etymology: SCROOge(screw)+GENTRY+rePEL=SCROOGENTRYPEL...........SCROOGE: a miserly person;Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens [1899].....SCREW: to mistreat or exploit through extortion, trickery, or unfair actions; Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow[15th century].....GENTRY: people of a specified class or kind, often obnoxious or insufferable; Middle English gentrie, alteration of gentrise [14th century].....REPEL: to drive away, discourage, to cause aversion in, to force away or tend to do so by action at a distance; Middle English repellen, from Middle French repeller, from Latin repellere, from re- + pellere to drive [15th century].

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COMMENTS:

Bravo! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 22:29:00

metrohumanx I try.....thanks. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-11: 01:04:00

such a truly screwgy word ... scroogents are all to commonly heard! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:35:00

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Scornsumer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skorn soo mer

Sentence: Wilbur was the ultimate scornsumer. The nicer a clerk or cashier was to him, the nastier he treated them. But Wilbur finally met his match in old Maxine, the gargoyle who worked in his local liquor store. She was a miserable old boot and gave him back the kind of treatment he dished out to service people. They have now been an item for 4 months...

Etymology: Scorn (open disrespect for a person or thing; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike) & Consumer (client, patron,someone who pays for goods or a service)

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Fusstomer

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fustumer

Sentence: Saturday morning at the Mall was not a great time for Debbie. She had to deal one fusstomer after another. Nothing she did could please this bunch. They wanted faster service. They wanted better prices. They demanded more attention despite the fact that many had cell phones plastered to their ears. One cusstomer even screamed at her when she wouldn't honor an expired coupon issued by a different store. The only thing that gave her peace was the hope that the Karma Police would be issuing tickets later.

Etymology: fuss (become angry and complain) + customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business)

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COMMENTS:

Retail: a little less painful than being poked in the eye with a sporkful of chopped Scotch Bonnet peppers - otherguy, 2009-04-10: 06:44:00

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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

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Frankify

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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Clientelloff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klahy-uhn-tel-awf

Sentence: Kyle is a jerk. He somehow thinks it is his duty to correct any wrong behavior which is usually defined as anything different than what he would do. When he decided to to clientelloff the clerk she turned the tables on him and left him in clientears.

Etymology: clientele (the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients) + tell-off (to rebuke severely; scold)

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Clerkusser

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clerk-cuss-ehr

Sentence: Virgil was a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine clerkusser, a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to lash out at store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of clerk and cusser.

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tum err

Sentence: There is an old Irish proverb... The cusstomer is always shite

Etymology: customer cuss

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algypug perfect. - algypug, 2012-04-01: 13:38:00

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Customeany

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cus-to-mean-y

Sentence: Jill's heart sank when she saw Mr. Crank, a notorious clerk bully, in her line. It only took one customeany to ruin her day, but she decided to be pleasant anyway.

Etymology: customer: consumer, shopper + meany (meanie): brute, bully

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COMMENTS:

I like this! - readerwriter, 2009-04-10: 20:51:00

Yes i like it too! this is a word to use! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-10: 00:11:00
I am a cashier (college student...) and I feel like this poor lady all the time. Excellent depiction of the definition James! Thanks!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:13:20
And thank you again for the definition. Hopefully, some of the words invented today will provide some relief your time in the cashier's lane. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-10: 20:47:00
I'm sure you're doing an EXCELLENT job, Biscotti!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James