Verboticism: Gadgeteer

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gaj-ih-tear

Sentence: Susan was an excellent gadgeteer - she parried her voice mail, riposted to a text message, and engaged in a brief discussion with her mother before turning off her phone and thrusting it into the ice bucket alongside the champagne. She then smiled at her husband and said, "Darling, where were we?"

Etymology: gadget + musketeer

Points: 493

Comments: Gadgeteer

silveryaspen - 2008-02-28: 09:17:00
One for all ... ! Exceptional!

ErWenn - 2008-02-28: 09:30:00
Ooh. I like this word. Reminds me of the Rocketeer.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-28: 15:32:00
Very good word!