Verboticism: Shopnosis

'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: 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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