Verboticism: Sdressense

'But I've already shown you every shoe in the store...'

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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Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: s-dress-sense

Sentence: Following the horrendous argument with Hugh, Helen's sdressense had prevailed; the three carrier bags of clothes had been well and truly integrated into the wardrobe, and the receipts shredded .... and now for the gin and tonic before he got home ...

Etymology: stress (or s+dress) - sense

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