Verboticism: Joebegone

'I'm not pouting because the world sucks'

DEFINITION: n. A person who regularly sulks inside cafes and coffeehouses all day, contributing nothing more to their world than a pout. v. To glower angrily at the state of world affairs while remaining inactive and unemployed.

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Suppoutcast

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sup+pout+cast

Sentence: Were it not for the number of suppoutcasts constantly hanging around, there would hardly have been enough business for one coffeehouse in town, let alone several.

Etymology: sup+pout+cast

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Coffeegrouse

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kôfēgrous

Sentence: Ruby spends much of her day in the local coffee shop. While the waitress pours her java, she pours out her displeasure with the state of her life. Her grumbling has earned her the title of coffeegrouse.

Etymology: coffee (a drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub) + grouse (complain pettily; grumble) play on coffeehouse

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Depresscaffe

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭ-prěs'ka-fā'

Sentence: There she was again slumped over her organic Sumatra-Peru blend latte with soy milk and a double shot, in the upholstered chair section of the corner Starbucks, eyes lined in red and moping about the latest fight with her girlfriend and her relative destitution since the loss of her job in the thrift store that used to occupy this space. She'd no doubt leave again without tipping and return to the luxury condo that her dad maintained for her for some afternoon poolside tanning. What a depresscaffe.

Etymology: depression, in psychiatry, a symptom of mood disorder characterized by intense feelings of loss, sadness, hopelessness, failure, and rejection. caffè, It. for coffee,borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahveh, and the Arabic qahwa (قهوة) collectively. The origin of the Arabic term is uncertain; it is either derived from the name of the Kaffa region in western Ethiopia, where coffee was cultivated, or by a truncation of qahwat al-būnn, meaning "wine of the bean" in Arabic; also a neat rhyme with Nescafe (tm).

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Socialgripe

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so shall gripe

Sentence: Akin to the socialite is the socialgripe, with no hobbies or job prospects, but plenty of serious interests in society’s problems. Sour socialgripes congregate in neighbourhood cafes to share stories of social injustices. Many socialgripes have geniune concerns, but lack resources to remedy them.

Etymology: From: socialite and gripe.

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Stewbucks

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stu-bucks

Sentence: Sara spent her days and unemployment cash brooding at Stewbucks after losing her job as a cashier at Wal-Mart for not welcoming people. "Being a cashier is too hard," she thought, "because they want you to be cheerful all the time."

Etymology: stew: be in a huff, sullen, resentful + starbucks: well-known chain of coffeehouses

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Bademo

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: bad emo

Sentence: you are just a bademo

Etymology: bad and EMO

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Abominertia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh-bom-in-ER-sha

Sentence: Gladys had a very bad case of abominertia, angry at the world in general and her life in particular and she took great pains to let everyone around her know just how displeased she was while making no effort whatsoever to change her status.

Etymology: Blend of 'abominable' (repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome) and 'inertia' (Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness)

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Espressionado

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: es - press - yan - AH - do

Sentence: Definitely a cup 'half empty' pessimist, Shandra had become a devout espressionado...whiling away the days in her favorite coffee house, sipping espresso and griping and grumbling endlessly about politics, the econonomy, and people in general.

Etymology: Blend of 'espresso' (a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans) and 'aficionado' (An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan)

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Joebegone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joh-bi-gawn

Sentence: Another sad day for Janice. It's all she could do to get her jobegone self out of the house to share a good glower with folks at the coffee shop.

Etymology: joe (coffee) + woebegone (sorrowful or sad in appearance)

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Javaproblem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ja va prob lem

Sentence: Sharon sat petulantly in her favourite coffee bar scowling as usual. She thought it made her look intellectual and intriguing... but to the other patrons, her body language said javaproblem?

Etymology: Java (coffee) & Problem (Issue) and Wordplay on "Do you have a problem?" (facetious question)

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