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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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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tuh mur

Sentence: The cusstomer is always fright

Etymology: customer, cuss

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COMMENTS:

Such a good word - I just tried to submit the same one! Good for you! (So you'll see my sentence has your word in it). - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:01:00

Excellent! Wish I'd thought of it. - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:02:00

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Buyonicman

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by on ik man

Sentence: Let's just say Steve Austin was a shopoholic before he became a buyonicman. In becoming a semi-robot after a hideous accident, he lost his humanity to retail staff. He should treat store staff like the sell-ebrities they really are...

Etymology: Bionic (having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components) & BUY (to purchse something for money) & Bionic Man (old TV series of the rebuilt man who went stronger, harder faster)

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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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Sharraser

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sha-raas-ur

Sentence: Dan knew he had a sharraser on his hands when the customer was yelling and screaming because he had to swipe his debit card through the credit card reader. The customer was insistent on the fact that there had to be a seperate reader for debit cards, and that every other store he'd ever been to had one, so why didn't they?

Etymology: shopper (one who does business with a retailer) + harrass (to annoy or belittle another)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful choice of words to blend, and a super job of blending them! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:53:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Servisnide

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: serv-iss-snide

Sentence: His servisnide began to take an inappropriate and bizarre turn when the clerk asked if he needed any plastic bags - he then grabbed the bag out of her hand and placed it over his head and yelled, "If you ask me one more question I will suffocate myself!"

Etymology: service + snide

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Fusstomer

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Patronterrorizer

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ˈpā-trən-ˈter-ər-īz-ər

Sentence: Hema always dreaded to see old loud mouthed George enter the store...he was such a "patronterrorizer" that as soon as she saw his face, she would turn away hoping he would go to another cashier's line. For some strange reason George would hone in on Hema and wait in her line because he knew she was the most sensitive to his "patronterrorizing."

Etymology: Patron:One who buys the goods or uses the services offered especially by an establishment. Terrorize:To fill with terror or anxiety or scare. Terriorizer:Added "ER" to show one who enjoys causing fear or anxiety in another person. Patronterrorizing: The act of being a Patronterrorizer.

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Cashearful

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cash/eer/full

Sentence: Every time Sam shops at the fruit market he gives the clerk a cashearful about the state of their produce.

Etymology: cashier + earful (strong reprimand)

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COMMENTS:

Has an outstanding ring to it and registers a big hit here here! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:31:00

correct those last two words to Hear! Hear! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:32:00

Good one..the cashier should just tell him to BEET it or Lettuce tell the Manager. He could also Turnip after Sam has left or work somewhere that pays a higher Celery for taking this abuse! - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 22:57:00

Very clever!! - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:03:00

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Barnesandnoblesseoblige

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: barns and no bless oh bleje

Sentence: In spite of--or perhaps because of--the fact that the worked at Blockbuster to put himself through college, Zac always affected an air of barnesandnoblessoblige when dealing with service people. His running commentaries on their performance of perfunctory and mundane tasks made him the scourge of the grocery store.

Etymology: barnes and noble + Nobless oblige

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COMMENTS:

longest word of the day and week! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:28:00

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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