Verboticism: Pelfesteem

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

DEFINITION: To purchase a bauble, article of clothing, or major appliance, in order to alleviate anxiety or other psychological stress. Often leads to overspending.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pelf + esteem

Sentence: Sure, the new 452" Plasma was expensive, but I was feeling low and needed some pelfesteem.

Etymology: No doubt you've heard of self-esteem? Well then.

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Comments: Pelfesteem

mplsbohemian - 2007-08-20: 20:07:00
What does "pelf" mean?

Osomatic - 2007-08-21: 13:05:00
"pelf" means wealth or goods, especially those ill-gotten.