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DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Fusstomer

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fustumer

Sentence: Saturday morning at the Mall was not a great time for Debbie. She had to deal one fusstomer after another. Nothing she did could please this bunch. They wanted faster service. They wanted better prices. They demanded more attention despite the fact that many had cell phones plastered to their ears. One cusstomer even screamed at her when she wouldn't honor an expired coupon issued by a different store. The only thing that gave her peace was the hope that the Karma Police would be issuing tickets later.

Etymology: fuss (become angry and complain) + customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business)

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Retail: a little less painful than being poked in the eye with a sporkful of chopped Scotch Bonnet peppers - otherguy, 2009-04-10: 06:44:00

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Frankify

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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Clerkusser

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clerk-cuss-ehr

Sentence: Virgil was a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine clerkusser, a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to lash out at store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of clerk and cusser.

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Blustomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: bluhs-tuh-merh

Sentence: "A blustomer needs help at check out," Melody bellowed over the loudspeaker. It was the only defense she had when confronted by rude patrons of the store. Because she did her job so well, her manager promoted her to chief brashier.

Etymology: Blend of BLUSTER, meaning to rant, protest, threaten, bully + CUSTOMER

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Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:02:00

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Scornsumer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skorn soo mer

Sentence: Wilbur was the ultimate scornsumer. The nicer a clerk or cashier was to him, the nastier he treated them. But Wilbur finally met his match in old Maxine, the gargoyle who worked in his local liquor store. She was a miserable old boot and gave him back the kind of treatment he dished out to service people. They have now been an item for 4 months...

Etymology: Scorn (open disrespect for a person or thing; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike) & Consumer (client, patron,someone who pays for goods or a service)

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Cussedtomer

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: CUS ed tah mur

Sentence: Every day on my waitressing shift, I have a lot of good customers, and a few I call cussed-tomers. They are the ones who demand specialization of every food item (extra well-done, no tomatoes, extra onions, & put the sauce on the side) and then are angry that their order takes longer than others. Also, they blame ME when they don't like how the food has been cooked, or they complain that their sandwich isn't hot enough. How am I supposed to know that? Should I open the bun and stick my hand in there, or just take a bite? The crowning glory is - you guessed it - they usually are really crappy tippers.

Etymology: customer + cussed (CUS ed - adj., antagonistic, belligerent, cantankerous)

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COMMENTS:

damn good word... - Nosila, 2010-10-26: 01:23:00

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Cashierbasher

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: cash ear bash er

Sentence: cusstomer Pat transgressed into a shopstopper as his savings dwindled. After losing his job at the local automaker, spending became a rare terrifying event: as a clientfromhell, he took out his anger on the cashiers, cashierbashing them with taunts and putdowns. As a cusstomer, his cusses and jeers masked his jealousy toward the cashiers handling money AND getting paid! Pat’s spendrebellion cost him dearly. One day a sign in the nearby grosserystorefront read “NO CUSSTOMERS ALLOWED”.

Etymology: From cashier and basher - to abuse.

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COMMENTS:

Awesome word and lol at "CUSSTOMERS" You've got my vote :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:46:00

Thanks, but cusstomers IS better! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:08:00

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tum err

Sentence: There is an old Irish proverb... The cusstomer is always shite

Etymology: customer cuss

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algypug perfect. - algypug, 2012-04-01: 13:38:00

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Clientelloff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klahy-uhn-tel-awf

Sentence: Kyle is a jerk. He somehow thinks it is his duty to correct any wrong behavior which is usually defined as anything different than what he would do. When he decided to to clientelloff the clerk she turned the tables on him and left him in clientears.

Etymology: clientele (the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients) + tell-off (to rebuke severely; scold)

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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-10: 00:11:00
I am a cashier (college student...) and I feel like this poor lady all the time. Excellent depiction of the definition James! Thanks!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:13:20
And thank you again for the definition. Hopefully, some of the words invented today will provide some relief your time in the cashier's lane. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-10: 20:47:00
I'm sure you're doing an EXCELLENT job, Biscotti!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James