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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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Clientelloff

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

Pronunciation:

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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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Clerkuss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clek-cuss

Sentence: Clayton is a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine person and a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to clerkuss store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of 'clerk' (service attendant in retail outlets) and 'cuss' (swear, use vile language)

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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