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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: artr

Pronunciation: spɛndərləst

Sentence: In a bad case of spenderlust Brian bounced from one store to another at the mall buying most everything that caught his eye until his card was declined. Looks like its gonna be a ramen January.

Etymology: spender (somebody who pays out money in buying or hiring goods or services) wanderlust (a strong desire to travel)

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Created by: Tamra

Pronunciation: Pee ADD-ly

Sentence: When I locked my keys in my car I was stranded and with no restrooms nearby I had a sudden feeling of peeadly.

Etymology: the sudden feeling of the need to urinate. The feeling one gets when they feel they can no longer 'hold it'

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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: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: plas-tik-AWR-jee

Sentence: Roxie never put off till tomorrow buying what she could buy today. And she was never so happy than at Christmas time, when her uberplasticity 'maxed out' in a plastickorgy of buying "happiness" for kith and kin alike.

Etymology: Blend of PLASTIC: a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?" [syn: credit card, plastic] TICK: , n. [Abbrev. from ticket.] Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick. To go on trust, or credit. & ORGY: any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending" [syn: orgy, binge, splurge]

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /spen-di-men-shuh/

Sentence: Jamie, like many last-minute holiday shoppers, suffered from an attack of spendementia at the mall and ended up walking around in a daze, making purchases without really thinking about them, like some sort of Visautomaton, until the credit cards were all maxed out.

Etymology: spend (from Latin, expendere "pay out") + dementia (from Latin, démentāre "to deprive of [one's] mind")


we all have to be a little demented to spend the way we do at Christmas! Good word. - silveryaspen, 2007-12-14: 14:29:00

Reminds me -I must start shopping! Another fine word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-14: 15:03:00


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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: Jeeter

Pronunciation: hoh-li-dayse

Sentence: "In my holidaze, I bought everyone an accurate to-scale model of R2D2."

Etymology: holiday + daze

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Created by: jmotsch

Pronunciation: no el oh sis

Sentence: Jeb was suffering from a bad case of noelosis of the giver.


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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: 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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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