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'Must buy presents.'

DEFINITION: n., The wondrous, and the "wonder how I'm going to pay for it" feelings of the holiday shopping season. v., To stumble through a shopping mall like a zombie on a buying binge, grabbing anything and everything that will fit on your credit card.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spɛndərləst

Sentence: In a bad case of spenderlust Brian bounced from one store to another at the mall buying most everything that caught his eye until his card was declined. Looks like its gonna be a ramen January.

Etymology: spender (somebody who pays out money in buying or hiring goods or services) wanderlust (a strong desire to travel)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ew-burr-PLAS-tiss-ee-tee

Sentence: Roxie never put off till tomorrow buying what she could buy today. And she was never so happy than at Christmas time, when her uberplasticity 'maxed out' buying "happiness" for kith and kin.

Etymology: Combination of "UBER" in recent coinages extreme, over the top & beyond the norm + PLASTIC: "the plastic" slang term for a credit card + -ITY: state or condition. *

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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: kris-mākst-out

Sentence: I christmaxedout my Master Card and I am not done shopping. Now I'll have to use my Visa.

Etymology: Christmas: The annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus. + Maxed: To reach one's limit. + Out: finished; ended.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fay-lee-zom-bee-bot

Sentence: The stresstivities of the holidays proved too much for Jose, and he slipped into felizombiebought, ignoring price tags and purchasing totally inappropriate gift items for his loved ones.

Etymology: Feliz Navidad, zombie bought


Great word!! Wish I'd thought of it. - Mustang, 2007-12-14: 07:51:00

'I want to wish you a Merry Christmas - I want to wish you a Merry Christmas - I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my wallet' - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-14: 10:47:00

Very clever - nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-14: 15:05:00


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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: con-soom-pul-shun

Sentence: (sung to The Christmas Song) Visa maxed out on some hopeless bling, Discover's reaching for the max you know it s been said many times many ways, Comesumepulsion's got you now...

Etymology: Consume!/Consumer + (com)pulsion

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Created by: jmotsch

Pronunciation: no el oh sis

Sentence: Jeb was suffering from a bad case of noelosis of the giver.


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: yes/master/cardia

Sentence: During the holiday season I suffer from extreme yesmastercardia and let my credit card lead me like a divining rod to every overpriced bargain. I am compelled to buy for I must obey, I must obey

Etymology: yes master + master card


kudos - bzav1, 2007-12-14: 07:40:00

...followed by mastercardial infarction when ya get the bill in January. Good word Jabber. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-14: 08:58:00

Another great word and week! We all say yes master to you in unison. - Stevenson0, 2007-12-14: 12:41:00

or followed by attackacardia ... if you don't pay on those credit cards! This word with its yes master dominates the day the way that credit cards can dominate a life. Terrific word! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-14: 14:09:00

Bravo: another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-14: 15:01:00


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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: gift - gilt - a - wish

Sentence: Nancy was overtaken with an extreme sense of giftguiltawish. This caused her to spend endless amounts of money and time buying everyone she had even talked to during the year with a gift during the holiday season.

Etymology: Gift (something given willingly, eg as a present)+ Guilt (Self-reproach for supposed inadequacy) + Wish (Something desired or longed for)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am eks pan seive

Sentence: Deep down he knew that being amexpansive would prove amexpensive. He would soon be amex pensive.

Etymology: amex, expansive

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shop-no-sis

Sentence: Everyone was in a state of shopnosis, grabbing any piece of junk they could get their hands on, not paying any attention to what these objects were, their purpose or appropriateness. Uncle Moe has been as bald as a cue ball since he was 35. Imagine the surprise on his face when he sees the hair straightener that his niece bought him.

Etymology: hypnosis (an artificially induced trance state) + shop (to visit stores for purchasing goods)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-14: 01:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen Thank you silveryaspen ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-14: 14:44:00
Liked all the words!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-17: 01:26:00
Thank you silveryaspen for the great idea ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-17: 19:12:00
Into the valley of malls, went the $5 hundreds ... It was the light of the charge brigade!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-18: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James