Glamsient

glamsient



glamzeeuh nt
—adjective

  1. luxury of time, money, material or freedom that is not lasting, enduring, or permanent
  2. luxury of time, money, material or freedom that exists briefly, lasting only a short time 

—noun

  1. a transient person whose lifestyle balances poverty and homelessness with free or habitual indulgence in or enjoyment of freedom, adventure, pleasure, delicacy and refinement; often, a glamsient is successful by creating a patchwork of available resources for travel, housing and work
  2. a transient person who uses work and transience as a means to creating a lifestyle that allows time and money for self-actualizing undertakings such as creating or experiencing art, culture, luxury and self-fulfillment
  3. an impoverished person who uses transience as a means of ministering to indulgence, enjoyment, and self-actualization
  4. a blended word indicating a person and/or lifestyle that combines transience with sumptuous living — not to be confused with a trustafarian, a trustfunda or someone who is independently wealthy, a glamsient does not have family money nor a large sum of money nor a great income

—verb

  1. to behave as a glamsient person
  2. to behave in a glamsient manner
Photo by emsky, emsky.me; glamsient dining in Carmel, CA
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