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The status achieved by someone who, having received a Ph.D., discovers to his or her lasting chagrin that it would seem to be an item of doubtful utility.
Andrea's friends--having prudently earned their MDs, MBAs, JDs, and other preprofessional degrees years before--were all now comfortably settled into lucrative careers; whilst Andrea, having toiled through the Bataan Death March-like process of getting her doctorate, now concluded, in the end, that she was merely Ph.Doomed.
by Andrew Roedell January 09, 2007
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