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Entry from August 28, 2013
Procrasturbate (procrastinate + masturbate)

"Procrasturbate” (procrastinate + masturbate) is to procrastinate by masturbating; a similar term is “jerking off.” “I’ve always thought ‘procrasturbation’ deserved dictionary space” was cited in print in July 1996. “Tired of PROCRASTURBATING?” was cited on January 9, 1997. “New word: procrasturbate” was cited on January 14, 1997.

“Procrasturbating” was the Urban Dictionary’s Urban Word of the Day on October 16, 2009.

Wiktionary: procrasturbate
Blend of procrastinate and masturbate
(third-person singular simple present procrasturbates, present participle procrasturbating, simple past and past participle procrasturbated)
1.To procrastinate by masturbating.

Google Groups: alt.peeves
Confederacy of the Clueless
M Birkeland
I’ve always thought ‘procrasturbation’ deserved dictionary space.

Google Groups: alt.sex.masturbation
From: (Joe McGillicuddy)
Date: 1997/01/09
Message-ID: #1/1
X-Deja-AN: 208876297
organization: Envista
newsgroups: alt.sex.masturbation

If procrasturbation is interfering with your ability to work or study, check out http:/www.msn.com/~jmcgill/procrasturbation/anonymous.html

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New word: procrasturbate
Henry Pelletier

Urban Dictionary
(noun) the act of getting pleasure out of procrastinating
I spent so much time procrasturbating that I never even did my essay.
by Pete Nov 2, 2002

New York (NY) Times
By Joyce Wadler
Published: January 14, 2003
Those self-involved afternoon activities that are the bane of the self-employed?

A friend has a name for it, Mr. Kaufman (Charlie Kaufman, a screenwriter—ed.) said: ‘’Procrasturbation.’’

Urban Dictionary
October 16, 2009 Urban Word of the Day
Using masturbation to otherwise occupy yourself while pressing matters await.
I had a paper due today, but I spent all night procrasturbating, so fuck that noise.
by The Middle Man Jan 29, 2003

Urban Dictionary
When you are supposed to be studying or doing important work but instead you are masturbating.
John: So, did you get your work done today?
Ralph: Nah, it was hard to get started so I mostly procrasturbated all day.

by blazin’ heavy Aug 19, 2004

(v) To waste time pleasuring oneself.
Background: Term coined by Bernard Bangwanger to accurately describe his daily activities.
Having nothing else to do, Bernard decided to procrasturbate until he passed out.
by Branden Hart Oct 20, 2004

Google Books
Tyrannosaurus Lex:
The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other Delightful and Outrageous Wordplay

By Rod L. Evans, Ph.D
New York, NY: A Perigee Book (Penguin Books)
Pg. ?:
procrasturbate = procrastinate + masturbate (to waste time by masturbating)

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