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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customeany

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cus-to-mean-y

Sentence: Jill's heart sank when she saw Mr. Crank, a notorious clerk bully, in her line. It only took one customeany to ruin her day, but she decided to be pleasant anyway.

Etymology: customer: consumer, shopper + meany (meanie): brute, bully

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COMMENTS:

I like this! - readerwriter, 2009-04-10: 20:51:00

Yes i like it too! this is a word to use! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:06:00

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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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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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Snobligation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snob lig ay shun

Sentence: Bill Nonpayer is every cashier and fast food clerk's nightmare. He acts as though these people are personally stealing his money instead of receiving payment from him for goods or services. The younger or less experienced the individual is, the more likely he is to complain and embarrass the individual. Bill thinks he is a concientious consumer when he belittles the staff and that it is his snobligation to treat them all badly. But we know what Bill really is, a cowardly bully!

Etymology: Snob (a person regarded as arrogant and annoying) & Obligation (a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor;the state of being obligated to do or pay something)

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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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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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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