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'Is my money safe with you?'

DEFINITION: n. A bank which pays huge salaries to its executives who bet their customers' money on dumb investments, risky loans, and the inevitable government bail-out. v. To lend, spend, and mismanage a bank into bankruptcy.

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Investmentbanqueter

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/vest/ment/ban/kwet/tur

Sentence: When I was lining up at the soup kitchen I saw the group of investmentbanqueters who had managed my portfolio stepping into a limo to take them to the investmentbanqueting eat all you can buffet.

Etymology: investment banker + banquet

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COMMENTS:

Food for thought! Good one - TJayzz, 2009-01-27: 10:10:00

Well said. Super Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:22:00

metrohumanx Only BELUGA caviar, please. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-27: 15:25:00

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Bankmananrobbing

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bank-man-an-robb-ing

Sentence: When Bruce invested his money in the bank he thought it would be as safe as houses, what he didn't realise however was that this particlar bank used the bankmananrobbing method and frittered their customers money away with risky loans and dodgy, and at times illegal investments.

Etymology: Bankman(short for bankmanager) + Robbing(to deprive one person of something to pay another) = Bankmananrobbing

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thought you were going for the Batman and Robin connection especially when Bruce is involved. It would work well in your etymology bankmanandrobbin - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:17:00

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Shitibank

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Shit-EEE-Bay-n-k

Sentence: "I just got a job at Shitibank!" exclaimed Joe the plumber as he leapt unknowingly down the stairs to his demise. To the horror of his co-workers and recent ex-coworkers, they wondered if Joe knew he had been laid off before his neck hit the last step?

Etymology: A loan, a dick, and your ass.

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COMMENTS:

Good play on Citibank butt the etymology?? - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:44:00

Great word...you'd think with exorbitant interest they charge they could keep a few more Joe's on staff.. - Nosila, 2009-01-27: 23:20:00

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Debtuary

Created by: Bionica

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Bankboozle

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bank boo zl

Sentence: Bankboozle (noun or verb). The bankboozle denied its shifty ways of taking finance to the extreme: purchasing companies that didn't exist, providing discredit and embezzling the rest to their shrwiss accounts.

Etymology: This word is a combination of "bank" and part of the word "bamboozle". Bank means to hold (in this case, one's money or investments) and bamboozle means to hoodwink, deceive or confuse.

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I think I've been bankboozled before. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-01-27: 19:42:00

meaning so apparent, easy to say, fun to say, good pun, has originality ... exceptional verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-28: 01:44:00

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Squirlvestor

Created by: LiaraTivona

Pronunciation: skwerl-vest-or

Sentence: "Why would you give your money to a bank that is a known squirlvestor?" "Don't squirlvestor this company away at a time when the competition is looming!"

Etymology: squirrel (v. to store stashes for the future, many of which may not be recovered) investor (n. a person who arranges finances, often on behalf of others, by placing them in other locations in the hopes of future returns)

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Perfundory

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: per-fun-dor-e

Sentence: Kimberly wasn't concerned about the perfundory attitude of bankers because she kept all her dollars stuffed into a mattress locked inside her panic room. In her words: "my funds are not some fat cat's fundough to shape into a golden parachute!"

Etymology: Perfunctory (with little care) + Fund (reserve of money)

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Mortgouge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor gowj

Sentence: Remember the good old days, when a bank was synonymous with fidelity, trust, credit? Now they only pay you interest when they want to lien on you. They mortgouge your soul and make you do a balancing act everyday. They venture your hard-earned money and sell it into bondage. They make an asset out of you and me and you can take that to the bank.

Etymology: Mortgage (a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan; put up as security or collateral) & Gouge (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

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Siphonandbone

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: si/phon/and/bone

Sentence: "Invest your money in Bank of AmERRica's siphonandbone department where our integrity and your investment needs are rarely, if ever considered. We love gambling on already bankrupt companies and insolvent business ventures. Where else are you assured of losing your money? Devest youself today at Bank of AmERRica."

Etymology: SIPHONANDBONE - taken from SAVINGS AND LOAN - SIPHON (to drain, or skim off) + TO BONE (to take advantage of, to cheat, to screw royally)

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:14:00

funny - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:44:00

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Fiscalpredaterminus

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: FISS-cull-pred-uh-TERM-ih-nuss (fiscalpredaterminate)

Sentence: Chairman Moe bought his little bank at a fire sale in the 1980's and watched it grow into a financial ziggurat through astute aquisitions, lavish lobbying and deregulation. After stashing his nestegg in the Cayman Islands, Moe watched with detachment as his friendly neighborhood bank became a FISCALPREDATERMINUS - a final resting place for his depositor's hard earned money. As the pyroclastic flow of bad loans and foreclosures swept the monetary madhouse, Moe relaxed on a sandy beach, sipping tropical beverages from coconuts and playing idly with the little paper umbrellas. Next time he would have to increase his executive compensation.

Etymology: FISCAL+PREDATor+TERMINUS= FISCALPREDATERMINUS.....FISCAL:of or relating to financial matters;Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury.....PREDATOR:one that preys, destroys, devours or plunders,a mode of life in which wealth is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of lesser institutions or corporations;Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation-, praedatio, from praedari.....TERMINUS:a final goal,a finishing point,a route leading ultimately to death,being in the final stages of a fatal disease;Latin terminalis, from terminus.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-01-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-27: 15:27:00
Willie Sutton would have thrived in today's fiscally permissive climate.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-11: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James