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'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: crip-toe-pal

Sentence: Clay and Doug worked at the same company but their immediate bosses were locked in a vicious feud so they were strictly cryptopals at work.

Etymology: crypto + pal. Origin from Greek kruptos 'hidden.'

COMMENTS: Superman's secret friend is a Kryptopal?? - Nosila, 2010-02-23: 00:30:00


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Created by: verbinator

Pronunciation: in-COG-uh-MEE-goh

Sentence: Sarah and Kate were the classic incogamigos: cordial and distant co-workers by day, chummy phone pals by night.

Etymology: incognito + amigo


Looks nice, sounds nice. I'll try this one out on my Italian-speaking in-laws, and see their response. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:58:00


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Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: non - tock - too - m - eyes

Sentence: The Supervisor's nontoktomise approach to her supposed best friend in the office, upset and annoyed those who witnessed the effect it had on her.


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfədōnt

Sentence: Jill is Judy’s best of friend outside of work. At work she is a confidon’t, barely acknowledging that she knows Judy.

Etymology: confidant (a person with whom one shares a secret) + don’t (contraction of do not)


:) - galwaywegian, 2011-07-07: 04:36:00


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Created by: iluvenglish

Pronunciation: freet-cod

Sentence: she always freatcodes in front of her boss

Etymology: friend, cheat, cheat code

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Created by: Missnah

Pronunciation: hush-hush-pal

Sentence: As hushhushpals Sarah and I pretended to barely tolerate each other at work.

Etymology: To keep sth hush hush - to keep it quiet/secret pal - friend

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sh-un-ch-um

Sentence: Sylvia had put in for the senior management position, So when Jill greeted her with the usual good morning in front of the boss, she felt it was best to shunchum her one time friend. After all, it wasn't the done thing to be too friendly with your subordinates.

Etymology: Shun(Ignore, reject) + Chum(Friend) ORIGIN Oxford University slang for room-mate, probably short for chamber fellow = Shunchum

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cool-eeg

Sentence: Cheryl is so friendly on the weekends but come Monday morning she treats my like a cooleague.

Etymology: colleague + cool

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Created by: svnfsvn


Sentence: Me and bob friendicated during happyhour.

Etymology: friend + syndicate

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Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: secret-frenzy

Sentence: She wanted her only as a secretfriendzy.


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-25: 03:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-25: 12:01:00
"Yay!" :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-22: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James