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'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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COMMENTS:

maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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Asalent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a sayl ent

Sentence: Ted was a career asalent. He bought things just because they were on for less than regular price. He ended up with tons of stuff he did not need. Ted is also now a hoarder.

Etymology: Assailant (someone who attacks) & A Sale (something costing less than usual;a bargain)

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Retrohoard

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: re-troh-hohrd

Sentence: John was such a retrohoard that he spent all his free time scouring through the stalls at the local flea markets, in the hopes of finding that long lost treasure, what ever it may be. For retrohoarding is less about the immediate goal but the future potential, however elusive; one could say it's the modern day equivalent to the great mythic quests of the past.

Etymology: 1. "retro-": a prefix from Latin retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind. 2. "hoard": (noun) a supply or accumulation that is carefully guarded for future use; (verb) to accumulate for future use in a carefully guarded place

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Saleomatic

Created by: taith

Pronunciation:

Sentence: when she goes shopping she's really saleomatic!!!

Etymology: sale+automatic

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Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FROO-geh-til

Sentence: Lenny actually believed he was being shrewd in buying up so many 'fantastic bargains' though he had little use for most of them and while others thought his efforts were frugatile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of 'frugal' (thrifty, prudent or economical) and 'futile' (serving no useful purpose - completely ineffective)

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Bubblebursar

Created by: verbotomer

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌbəlˌbɜːrsɚ/

Sentence: n. "The bank wouldn't give me a loan because they think I'm a bubblebursar"; vt. "The reason you never have any money is because you always bubbleburse it all away!"

Etymology: fr. bubble: an inflated speculation; + bursar: an official in charge of funds, as at a college or university... A bubblebursar is a student in the university of life, who is all-too-prepared to part with his funds in exchange for goods or services he values too highly

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Compulsaler

Created by: jkernen1

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Sentence: You'd have to be a compulsaler to buy 200 rolls of TP of 20 dollars.

Etymology: compulsive + sale

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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deel/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Joe became completely dealusional about the value of any item, no matter how obsolete, if it was marked down 70%, or more.

Etymology: DEALUSIONAL - from DEAL (a bargain) + DELUSIONAL (a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence)

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COMMENTS:

My fave! Gets my vote. :) - lumina, 2008-10-16: 00:56:00

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Shopamallic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/a/mawl/ic

Sentence: Gordon could not be stopped. No matter what was going on, he always found the time AND the money to make every sale at the mall. He had closets full of things he swore would come in handy one day, or at the very least, be "back in style." Yes, he was a shopamallic and proud of it!

Etymology: Play on shopaholic.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-16: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by joelb. Thank you joelb! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2013-01-02: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by joelb. Thank you joelb. ~ James