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Ricer

noun; blending and clipping
a person who spends extra money on making their car faster and more aesthetically pleasing A new word was created because there was no term for the group of people this word describes. It is a new concept that needed a new title. A ricer is a person who spends extra money to make their cars faster and more aesthetically pleasing for no other reason than they want to. It is used to describe people like that depicted in the movie Fast and the Furious. It is subset of the population who get their pleasure from improving their cars and comparing them to others. It could be a combination of clipping and blending by placing the word rich with racer. This is just a possibility because the two words, rich and racer, are of significance to the meaning of the new word.
 
Those ricers really spend a lot of money on their cars!
Etymology : [comes from ‘rich’ (Middle English riche, from Old English rIce; akin to Old High German rIhhi rich, Old English rIce kingdom, Old High German rIhhi, n.; all from prehistoric Germanic words borrowed from Celtic words akin to Old Irish rí (genitive ríg) king) + ‘racer’(Middle English ras, from Old Norse rAs; akin to Old English r[AE]s rush)]
Source : Obtained from a conversation with my roommate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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