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'I guess I'll do a little window shopping...'

DEFINITION: v. What boyfriends and husbands do while they are waiting their girlfriends and/or wives to shop. n. A person doing such a thing.

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Eyedle

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Fred sighed as Jen took six more dresses into the changing room, resigned to eyedling for another twenty minutes at least. Having already eyedled through the homewares and auto departments, he now turned his gaze to electronics...

Etymology: eye (to look at or ogle) + idle (to waste time)

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I can see this site becoming addicting... My first-ever verboticism! - shalla, 2007-09-26: 10:40:00

Eye-eye for an eye-popper! Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-26: 18:40:00

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Holostasis

Created by: doceanjo

Pronunciation: Hó + los +istasis

Sentence: This is a holographic homeostasis biological concept it means holographic equilibrium.

Etymology: Holos + stasis

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metrohumanx Holostasis is a great word. You should expound on it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:06:00

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Waitwatching

Created by: hgofom

Pronunciation: Just like it looks.

Sentence: My wife went into the mall and I was left waitwatching.

Etymology: While waiting, we wait, and we watch. There are also several puns and entendres in the word. One is a play on the diet popular with many women. Another is that while we wait we're not only people watching, but frequently looking at our watches. Also, waitwatch, waitwatcher, etc.

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Boycaught

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: boy kot

Sentence: When she took her boyfriend shopping, which he hated, he hung around outside the building as a boycaught. He really should have gone into the store, as she was getting final fitting for her wedding dress...

Etymology: Boy (Man or young male) & Caught (the act of catching something)...wordplay on boycott (to ignore;a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies)

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Fleemarket

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flea-mar-ket

Sentence: Kevin had a low tolerance for shopping with his girlfriend. Within 2 minutes of waiting for her to inspect the goods, he was toe tapping, within 5 minutes he was watch watching, by 10 minutes he was fleemarketing.

Etymology: flee (depart, leave, escape from) + market (shop) + fleamarket (a type of market that one can spend hours picking over bargains)

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good one! - remistram, 2007-09-26: 09:33:00

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Pursevere

kathleen

Created by: kathleen

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Shopplopped

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Shop-plopped

Sentence: Harry shopplopped on a nearby bench as his wife spent four hours trying on clothes.

Etymology: Shop- To examine goods in order to purchase. Plopped- To let the body drop heavily when sitting.

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Shop- To examine goods in order to purchase. Plop- To let the body drop heavily when sitting. - abrakadeborah, 2011-06-10: 17:22:00

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Slowmad

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SLO-mad

Sentence: As Tom wandered from store to store waiting for his wife to finish her shopping he became just one more slowmad, looking over each item as if he really cared, fending off sales clerks with the slowmad's mantra "Just looking". He also knew that this activity was slowly driving him stark-raving mad. He could feel his sanity slipping away with each step he took. The last thing he wanted to become was a husbutt-parker — those old men who take up every inch of available bench space vacantly staring into space while a mound of packages accumulates at their feet.

Etymology: Slow (Very not fast) + nomad (a desert wanderer)

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metrohumanx RIGHT ON! Great sentence, artr. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:03:00

metrohumanx Slowmad reminds me of Strongbad. http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:38:00

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Windower

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Greg became a windower everytime he went shopping with Janine.

Etymology: Window: the display space in and directly behind a shop window. And Widower: a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.

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Betrudge

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bih-truhj

Sentence: When Jill wants to go shopping she likes to take Tom with her. She'll bounce from store to store like a lioness on a hunt. He'll betrudge along behind her like a trailer with flat tires. They've been together long enough that he knows when to nod and when to grunt something like "That look great on you".

Etymology: begrudge (to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow) + trudge (to walk, especially laboriously or wearily)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-08-27: 00:50:00
Can't you be arrested for MASTERWAITING in public?

galwaywegian - 2008-08-27: 05:56:00
Or masterbaiting at college

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-06-08: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James