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DEFINITION: v. To purchase a bauble, article of clothing, or major appliance, in order to alleviate anxiety or other psychological stress. Often leads to overspending. n. An item which has been purchased to fill an emotional void.

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Buypolar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by pol ar

Sentence: Wendy had trouble right after Christmas in not shopping. Although half-price or less, her non-essential purchases were of a buypolar nature and as a result, Wendy always completed next year's Christmas shopping by January 5th of that year. Of course finding the items or remembering who they were for was the next big challenge.

Etymology: Buy (purchase,acquire) & bipolar (of or relating to manic depressive illness)

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Mallanxiety

Created by: bghicks

Pronunciation: mall anxiety

Sentence: The stress of her job cost her a fortune at the local stroll and spend as she attempted to combat her stress with mallanxiety

Etymology: mall - shopping mecca anxiety

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Therabuy

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Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: Th err ah by

Sentence: Wendy is finding help in therabuy. Her pain is real, and her new wardrobe is too.

Etymology: Therapy + Buy

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Disdress

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis dress

Sentence: When Sheila was feeling low, she always felt a little retail therapy went a long way. She found articles of clothing the most soothing to lift her mood. Her latest disdress was a simple little black cocktail number, in case her life improved and she ever might get invited out somewhere...she'd be ready.

Etymology: Distress (psychological suffering) & Dress (a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice;clothing in general)

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Impenditure

Created by: ToblerOne

Pronunciation: Im-pen-di-ture

Sentence: Joan's impenditure at the mall left her bank statement dissapointing.

Etymology: Impulse + Expenditure

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Overtistic

Created by: greengoddess

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Spreelaxation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: spree-lax-ay-shun

Sentence: after a hard week at work, the only way to unwind was with some shopping spreelaxation

Etymology: relaxation, [shopping]spree

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Shollump

Created by: TrJoshB

Pronunciation: sh-awl-lump

Sentence: After the fight with her best friend over that blond boy, Hillary shollumped her credit cards to the max.

Etymology: shop + calm + Whim + relieve

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Therapurchise

Created by: Maureen

Pronunciation: therra-pur-ch-ise

Sentence: Kelly felt down in the dumps today so she decided to go out therapurchising in the shoe shop to lift her spirits.

Etymology: thera - therapy. Purch- purchase - ise- suffix indicating function.

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Trinketfortreat

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: trink-et-for-treat

Sentence: She stroked the vase with affection and immediately felt better. In spite of the lavish expense, this was genuine trinketfortreat

Etymology: a trinket for a treat

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