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'Must buy presents.'

DEFINITION: n., The wondrous, and the "wonder how I'm going to pay for it" feelings of the holiday shopping season. v., To stumble through a shopping mall like a zombie on a buying binge, grabbing anything and everything that will fit on your credit card.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pres ent ten shun

Sentence: You know the feeling of presentension in the store, when you cross your fingers at the till in the hopes that your purchase of gifts won't be declined by your credit card company. It is followed by the relief of the sale actually going through. (Hopefully)

Etymology: presents & tension

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksbäksməs

Sentence: "Wii want an Xbox, wii want an Xbox". The chorus echoed in Tim's head as he lurched from one store to another trying to find the elusive prize. Not only did he need to find the game console but games that the twins could manage. The twins were barely old enough to understand what they were asking for but they had seen the commercial and that was that. Merry Xboxmas!

Etymology: Xbox (a game console) + Xmas (informal term for Christmas)


Great word and all too frequent story. - Nosila, 2008-12-17: 21:42:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hälidāz

Sentence: From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve Julie is in a holidaze, buying more than she can comfortably afford for family and friends. She wanders the mall chanting the mantra of the **don*t want to offend** crowd, **Happy Holidays**, daring not utter the word Christmas. By Christmas Day she is as surprised as the recipients with what she has bought. The trance is finally broken in January when the OMG bills arrive.

Etymology: holiday (a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done) + daze (make someone unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oh oh oh

Sentence: Going into her usual mall trance and buying whatever caught her eye for gifts, Carol's motto was "buy now, pay later, hope there's room left on the card". She was sure the mall Santa had boomed out "oweoweowe" to her as she sleptwalked past him.

Etymology: Owe (be in debt) & Ho Ho Ho (what Santa says...)

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Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: store-per

Sentence: A state of deep storpor had been induced among the shoppers. They were defeated. The cheery elves and the bawling infants, the fluorescent lights and grotesque displays, the relentless rasping tannoy urging them to 'buy before it's gone', had triumphed. The shoppers dully storpored out their pin codes, vainly attempting to salvage some vestige of self-purpose.

Etymology: store + torpor (a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility)

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Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: splur 'jee zus

Sentence: In one day, Peter splurjesused $1500 on gifts. And why wouldn't he? As a Christian, it's his duty to spend as much as possible during the holiday season.

Etymology: A portmanteau of 'splurge' and 'Jesus'; the connotation of frightening abnormality from 'bejesus'

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Chribinger: Kri-binj-her

Sentence: There were so many Chribingers in the mall, that Master Card chuckled in glee!

Etymology: Chri for Christmas and cringe ... and binge ... for shopping binge ... er for her

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: let us o

Sentence: Oh, the Crowds in the Mall are frightful,but the sales are so delightful. And since we have one week to go, letusowe, letusowe, letusowe. It doesn't show signs of stopping, And I've bought my cards for shopping, My limits are now way down low, letusowe, letusowe, letusowe! When we finally kiss goodnight, How I'll have hated going out in the store! When I get my bill I'll turn white, And hope that I don't lose the farm. The shoppers are slowly dying, And, for credit we're still applying, But as long as you love me so, letusowe, letusowe, letusowe!

Etymology: Play on "Let it Snow"...Christmas Song (apologies to Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne)...owe (to be in debt)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: yes/master/cardia

Sentence: During the holiday season I suffer from extreme yesmastercardia and let my credit card lead me like a divining rod to every overpriced bargain. I am compelled to buy for I must obey, I must obey

Etymology: yes master + master card


kudos - bzav1, 2007-12-14: 07:40:00

...followed by mastercardial infarction when ya get the bill in January. Good word Jabber. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-14: 08:58:00

Another great word and week! We all say yes master to you in unison. - Stevenson0, 2007-12-14: 12:41:00

or followed by attackacardia ... if you don't pay on those credit cards! This word with its yes master dominates the day the way that credit cards can dominate a life. Terrific word! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-14: 14:09:00

Bravo: another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-14: 15:01:00


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Created by: thejoshinator

Pronunciation: Master-is-card-ing

Sentence: Jimmy was full of excitement about Christmas and had no care for money saving, so set out masteriscarding like mad.

Etymology: Mastercard+is, which shows the master is the card (master/is/card), which is like being a zombie, controlled by the credit card. 'Is' also makes the master the credit card owner, going crazy and carding (carding is using a credit card master/is/carding).

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-14: 01:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen Thank you silveryaspen ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-14: 14:44:00
Liked all the words!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-17: 01:26:00
Thank you silveryaspen for the great idea ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-17: 19:12:00
Into the valley of malls, went the $5 hundreds ... It was the light of the charge brigade!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-18: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James