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today's wwftd is... pismirism

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    the worthless word for the day is: pismirism [with reference to the behaviour of ants (pismires) in hoarding food] /PIS mer izem/ nonce-word : the hoarding of
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      the worthless word for the day is: pismirism

      [with reference to the behaviour of ants (pismires)
      in hoarding food] /PIS mer izem/
      nonce-word : the hoarding of money; miserliness

      "The mass of money piled up by the late Mr. Sage in
      the course of a life of parsimonious pismirism."
      - Daily News, 22 Dec. 1906

      this week: words for you to hoard
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