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'Why can't I get my allowance in cash?'

DEFINITION: v. To exclusively use credit cards, debit cards and/or electronic banking in order to avoid using, or even touching, old fashioned cash. n. A person who never pays for anything using real money.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: spend-shift

Sentence: Gabe's wife, Myrtle, loved to tell her friends that he had become a devoted spendshift, having arranged to have both their paychecks deposited directly to their banking accounts, doing all his bill paying on line and making all purchases with credit or debit cards, thereby avoiding any contact with actual cash which he considered to be antiquated and beneath him.

Etymology: Blend of spend and shift, a play on the word spendthrift.


Spendshift and exchange day (slang term frequently used for pay day) go so well together. Superb pun and a terrific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:58:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-14: 22:27:00


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Created by: dvalene




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Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: debt-mint-or

Sentence: Charlie had his very own debtmintor growing up. Daddy taught him well!

Etymology: debt + u.s. mint + mentor

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: foh buhk

Sentence: his psychiatrist diagnosed him as phobuc, and set up a direct debit billing system

Etymology: phobic, buck

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: buk stop per

Sentence: Let's be Franc...Mark had a Yen to use plastic. He liked it so much because he did not have to dirty his hands with cash. He would Peso himself spending by only charging items. He would not Baht an eye at high service fees and comPound interest rates. His friends called him Robert Dinero...

Etymology: Buck (dollar in slang) & Stopper (to no longer use or be part of)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snub-bra-ss

Sentence: Snodgrass, had avoided carrying cash for many years, when in his early childhood he contracted a weird flesh eating disease from some money exchanged in a dirty fish market. Now as he handed, with his skeletal-looking fingers, a debit card to his young son he was shocked when the boy asked. "Dad, why do all the kids at school call me a snubbrass?"

Etymology: snub (avoid) + brass (sl. for coins)


petaj In the illustration, Snodgrass's skeletal fingers are cleverly concealed in fleshy prosthetic gloves. - petaj, 2009-03-13: 06:02:00

guess they aren't penny pinchers! Very clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:03:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: plast-AGOG-oh! (plastagogian or plastagogite)

Sentence: Little Billy was alarmed at the currenseepage from his piggybank. His eco-rrect teacher gave him a heads-up about the dangers of our vanishing specie, and when his dad told him his chore monies would be direct-deposited into an inaccesible interest-bearing account, he FREAKED! Billy called his dad a NUMISMACRETIN and ran upstairs. Billy's dad believed all paper money was unsanitary, and would soon become extinct. He was all PLASTAGOGGO about his custom-imprintable debit card, and vainly tried to pass his enthusiasm on to his child. But Little Billy was at that rebellious age, and vowed in his heart of hearts NEVER to become a PLASTICOINITE like his poor, misguided father.

Etymology: PLASTic+AGOG+GOGO= PLASTAGOGO.....PLASTIC: made or consisting of a plastic, capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture, having a quality suggestive of mass-produced plastic goods; Latin plasticus of molding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to mold, form.....AGOG: full of intense interest or excitement, bewitched by; Middle French en gogues in mirth....GOGO: marked by spirited or aggressive action, relating to or dealing in popular often speculative investment expected to yield high returns;partly from "a-go-go", partly from reduplication of 1 "go" 1965......Specie: money in coin; from in specie, from Latin, in kind.....Numismatic: of or relating to currency; French numismatique, from Latin nomismat-, nomisma coin, from Greek, current coin, from nomizein to use, from nomos custom, law


metrohumanx Well, it's friday here in Pennsylvania. I've gotta go soak abrush, but I can't wait for the avalanche of verbotomisms to roll in. Vote early, vote often. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:01:00

Metrohumanx your new word today makes me want to get up and dance! But I can't right now...but I will soon hopefully... Keep smiling :) "Deb" otherwise known as Cinderfreakinrella - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:27:00

Many smiles for your great creates this day! Terrific verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:48:00

cudos on this one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 13:27:00

metrohumanx Thanks, crew! You rock! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-14: 00:28:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-14: 02:22:00


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Created by: fossean

Pronunciation: Credd-e-cad

Sentence: 'Who needs money?' thought Bob. 'I can just creddycad the landlord again.'

Etymology: Formed by contraction of credit, and cad (moral bankrupt).

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inkreditəbəl

Sentence: Marsha's ability to spend money is increditible, not that she ever touches that nasty paper stuff. Who knows where it has been or who has handled it? When the grocery clerk asks "paper or plastic?" Marsha is strictly a plastic girl. She handles a credit card with the skill and dexterity of a ninja with a throwing star. Don't even mention coins in her presence. That is the stuff of peasants.

Etymology: credit (the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future) + incredible (impossible to believe)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plas tik seen

Sentence: When Joey started school, he was familiar with the plasticscene, because his Dad had taught him all about credit cards. Imagine his surprise to find out he was meant to make a model out of it in Art class.

Etymology: Plastic (credit cards) & Scene (happening) & Wordplay on Plasticine (synthetic clay-like material used in schools for making models)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-24: 00:51:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James