"Giver's remorse"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 12 19:09:25 UTC 2006

I heard this for the first time, today. The speaker used it to mean,
"unhappy as a consequence of having underestimated the value of
something that could have been sold, but which was, instead, given

Twenty-six Googlits, wherein the word is seems to be used primarily in
the meaning, "unhappy as a consequence of having given a gift that the
recipient didn't like."

-Wilson Gray

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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