Verboticism: Plastickorgy

'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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Plastickorgy

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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