PRONUNCIATION: (skwon-duhr-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The practice of spending money recklessly.

ETYMOLOGY: From squander, of obscure origin + Greek -mania (desire). Earliest documented use: 1920.

SQUANDER MARIA - to waste the Queen of Spades taking only twos and threes and fours

SQUADDERMANIA - unhealthy fixation on one's immediate buddies within the platoon

SQUARERMANIA - unhealthy concern for right angles (Yes, I know, I changed two letters, not one. It's got a QU, goddammit, cut me some slack arreddy!) wink