Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing) diasporate Your definition or explanation: To enter a crowded public place such as a bar or restaurant, only to find it deserted within minutes of your entrance. Example: (An example of the term in use) "That's odd," said Fred, whose hazmattire was a bold fashion statement. "The place looks diasporated - it was full a minute ago!" One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.) http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=5143 Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes ____ No ___ [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I think the word unsuitable since I would assume it was a combination of diaspora and desperate. [/FONT] I would use it thus: With the high levels of unemployment in Spain there has come into being a Spanish diasporate across Europe as the Spanish flee to find work. I hope this conforms to the rules - I'm a new user of this forum.