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'Did you really spend all our rent money on those shoes?'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively shop for and buy shoes that are stylish, sexy and extremely uncomfortable. n. A person who has an uncontrolled, psychological dependency on impractical shoes.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pump/till/ius

Sentence: Jenny is so pumptilious about owning every new pump that comes on the market that she surreptitiously takes pictures on the subway with her blackberry to help her with her shopping.

Etymology: punctilious + pump

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: HUB BARD EYE TIS

Sentence: Hubbarditis is an illness, a symptom of which is when you buy expensive, uncomfortable and totally impractical shoes, because everyone else does, or wishes they could! Whether you are a heel, a loafer, a runner or someone who has no sole, we all need an arch enemy to prove how good we are!

Etymology: Hubbard (Nursery Rhyme old woman, whom I thought lived in a shoe, but apparently was she of the bare cupboards instead) & itis (illness, compulsion)


oops, got my nursery rhyme old women mixed up! - Nosila, 2008-06-02: 02:08:00

Oh well, I think she looks good in heels... - wordmeister, 2008-06-02: 16:45:00


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Created by: cosmo

Pronunciation: hahy-heel

Sentence: a person who prefer secondary thing over primary & basic necessities of life.

Etymology: English USA

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əbshoōsiv

Sentence: Joanne loves shoes. She has so many that her guest room has no room for any visitors. She is so obshoesive that she will wear ones that hurt her feet so much that she has to shop at the grocery in an electronic cart.

Etymology: obsessive (to be preoccupied) + shoe (a covering for the foot, typically made of leather, with a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle) + abusive (engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty)

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Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: 'pȯd-e-rōt

Sentence: When I told him I was a poderote, I had to explain that I liked to buy stylish shoes; he thought it meant I was a foot fetishist!

Etymology: Greek pod "foot" + erot "love"

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Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: Puh deh truh ment

Sentence: Angela's awkward gait and excessive shoe store charges told Paul he'd hitched his wagon to a pedebtriment.

Etymology: From the Latin pes=foot + Latin debitum=thing owed + Latin detere=to weaken or impair

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ih - MEL - duh - ranjd

Sentence: Gracielda was absolutely imeldaranged, caught up in a compulsion to buy any and every pair of shoes or other footwear that caught her eye.

Etymology: Blend of Imelda - well known shoe nut Imelda Marcos, and deranged


I like how it rolls off the tongue - and makes me chuckle. Nice one! - mikeysfbay, 2008-06-02: 09:03:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-02: 13:18:00

such Imeldacity! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-02: 22:47:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pum/pul/sive

Sentence: She is somewhat pumpulsive with 248 pairs of shoes in her closet.

Etymology: pump + compulsive


excellent! - splendiction, 2009-07-20: 20:56:00

my favorite of the day! - mweinmann, 2009-07-21: 08:25:00


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sty LET oh

Sentence: Candy just loves buying sexy and stylish new shoes from places like Needless Markup - oops, I mean Neiman Marcus. She must have 150 pairs - no, I'm not kidding. She and her husband built an addition onto their bedroom, which they tell everyone was for the luxury bathroom, but really it was so that they could have a walk-in closet - just to hold all her shoes. Her husband was thinking of retiring early on the money he had made as an investment banker, but it isn't going to happen now, between the second mortgage and all the expensive shoes. But he loves and adores her - he calls her his little styletto.

Etymology: style + stiletto

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-02: 00:40:01
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-20: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-02: 00:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James