Attempting to meet non-material needs through the consumption of material goods
My life sucks and I have no friends... a trip to the mall will make me feel better!
Affluenza, typically referred to as "rich bitch itch" or "silver spoon syndrome", is a contagious disorder usually resulting from living off the pay cheque and/or status of others. Often those affected with affluenza show symptoms early in the disease, with affected children learning to display their caregivers wealth or status in order to acquire friendships.
Contamination later in life is generally limited to those of the female persuasion who use their husband or partner's status to sway the balance of power in their favour. Though seen in males on occasion, it is generally quite rare for males to be infected by the position power of their partner or spouse.
Though a cure has not been definitely established, affluenza is often treated by therapy which can include community service at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. More intense treatment for this disorder includes forced relocation away from the source of the patient's perceived power. Some professionals believe neurasnobberase inhibitors are highly effective in small doses but studies have been inconclusive.
Sarah: "I can't believe how much Mandy has changed since she married the military base commander... we used to be so close... now she's a huge snob!"
Christa: "I've seen it before when these women marry someone with a rank higher than Corporal... affluenza."
When someone wants nothing more to accumulate goods (and) or wealth.
Random Person: Wow, looks like that person has affluenza!
Money-sickness, ie greed.
"New car, new house and a huge boat... he has affluenza again."
A condition which occurs in Rich People (tm) whereby they have an unwarranted sense of entitlement.
That rich bloke suffers from affluenza.
noun, AH-flu-en-za : 1) A disease caused by too much money. 20 Afflicted with affluence in a negative way. symptoms may include boredom, alcoholism, apathy and deviant behavior.
He is obviously suffering from chronic case of Affluenza.
Affluenza runs in my family , I'm taking the holidays on our private island cause it might be contagious.
1. An unfortunate social disease, among whose many symptoms include rich suburban kids pretending to be "street" while secretly processing their business school apps at night.
2. An inflated sense of entitlement wholly unrelated to talent or effort, currently seen spreading across the developed world.
This was once a decent, if unremarkable, high school cafeteria, before the dread onset of affluenza. Now mail order bling and off-kilter hats reign to dismay the sane...