Verboticism: Pilfermeter

'Yes, I know it's red.'

DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Pronunciation: 'pil-fer-me-ter

Sentence: "I must not be tripping the signal" said Kimberly as she pilfermetered her way through the intersection. "Maybe you've passed it?" suggested Loretta. Kimberly reluctantly reversed several car lengths until she was as far behind the white line as she had been in front of it. "Oh, I'm sure this is much better" Kimberly quipped. But the joke was on Kimberly since she forgot to put her car into "drive" before impatiently accelerating into the car behind her.

Etymology: pilfer (stealthy and incremental theft) + meter (standard metric unit of measure)

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