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'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Refillaphobe

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: re-fill-a-fobe

Sentence: Both of my sons are refillaphobes....every time I go to get a sip of milk out of the carton, two drops triclke down my frustrated throat.

Etymology: refill......self explanatory "phobe" from the word "phobia" which is associated with fears of certain actions, or circumstances.

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Refridgulater

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: re-frij-yoo-lay-tah

Sentence: as he put the almost empty bottle of sauce back in the fridge he knew he was a refridgulator of the highest order

Etymology: refrigerator, re fridge you later

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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Smidgentoad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smi jen tode

Sentence: Tony was a smidgentoad. He left bottles, cans and other food containers with just a smidgen of the goods in them. He was lazy and figured if he did that, he would never be responsible for cleaning out or buying replacements. His actions however had left just a smidgen of love left in his girlfriend Maria and she decided to throw him out with all those empty containers.

Etymology: Smidgen (a tiny or scarcely detectable amount)& Toad (ugly amphibian;derogatory term for a person) & WordPlay on Pigeon-Toed

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Leftovert

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: left-o-vert

Sentence: Harry was a habitual leftovert. He flagrantly and knowingly left bits and scraps of his voracious appetite in his refrigerator with no intention of dealing with them, nor any remorse for their abandonment. As difficult as it is to cure leftoversion, Jenna made it more so by being his enabler. She made excuses for him and tried to conceal his lazyfare attitude by blaming herself for not being more like her hero, Martha Stewart.

Etymology: Leftover: a vestige of a meal that is usually saved in the refrigerator with the intention of being reused before it petrifies or turns multicolored + overt: open, implicit or flagrant

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COMMENTS:

very good! - Mustang, 2009-05-14: 23:41:00

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Leftoeuvre

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

Pronunciation: left-oh-wer

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Etymology: Derived from leftover and oeuvre. Leftover: Usually, leftovers. Food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use; anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder. Oeuvre: the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.

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Slackovers

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Slack-overs

Sentence: Marie was mad that John left so many slackovers in the fridge for her to take care of.

Etymology: Slacking, Left-overs

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COMMENTS:

Good word :) You've got my vote! I LIKE it! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:57:00

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Groundszerofill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grawn zeero fil

Sentence: Phil was a groundzerofill when it came to leaving the last pokey bit of anything in a jar or bottle. He thought it was bad luck to be the last user and have to replace anything he used up. We have our fill of people like Phil!

Etymology: Ground zero (the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon ;the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile) & Grounds (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief) & Fill (a quantity sufficient to satisfy;fill or meet a want or need)

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Scintillagate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sin-TIL-eh-gayt

Sentence: Over the years Brenda had become very aggravated with her husband Barry's practice of putting containers back in the fridge with just a trace of content remaining and she had come to regard it as scandalous and even branded the practice scintillagate in hopes of embarrassing Barry into action.

Etymology: Blend of 'scintilla' (A minute amount; an iota or trace) and the suffix '-gate' (suffix attached to anything to indicate "scandal involving,")

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:42:00

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Siplitter

Created by: aljoseph

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: sip plus litter

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Judgedregg

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: juj drehg

Sentence: Judgedregg could be found by following the nearly-empties across the park.

Etymology: judge dread, dregs

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-14: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-05-14: 09:17:00
I detect some venting going on here today! Thanks, Metro...

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-05-18: 02:03:00
Yes, you are correct.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-25: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

remistram - 2010-11-25: 08:45:00
good one! i live with one of these types