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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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Amighost

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Ah-mee-gohst

Sentence: Janice and Sylvia glanced surreptitiously at the copy machine while tapping a finger on their respective phone receivers to indicate they would meet at 1pm to exchange client information and catch up on office gossip while making xeroxes of company memos. To the untrained eye, it would be difficult to discern that they were actually good amighosts.

Etymology: Amigos: friends + ghosts: invisible visitors.

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Stealthmate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stealth-mate

Sentence: Even though they were best friends and soulmates, Tori and Sue had to be stealthmates in the office because it was against company policy to a supervisor to be friends with an underling. They even went to the next town to go shopping or to clubs so that no one from the office would see them.

Etymology: stealth: moving, acting or proceeding in a covert way + mate: one of a matched pair; close associate

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Differfriendsheaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Differ-friend-shee-aint

Sentence: She would always calmly and coldly differfriendsheaint between personal and professional relationships.

Etymology: Different friend she is not

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Confriendential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-frend-den-shuh l

Sentence: Kate and Allie grew up together. They went to college together. They are roommates. The fact that they work as sales reps for competing companies means that their relationship is confriendential at work.

Etymology: confidential (in strict privacy or secrecy) + friend (a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard)

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Appropriatalis

Created by: StrangerThenFiction

Pronunciation: app-rope-ree-at-al-is

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Confidont

artr

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Nocquaintance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no kwayn tans

Sentence: Although Sally had hired her best friend Melissa and had still socialized with her outside work at non-work functions, she did not want it known they were friends. Melissa was now a nocquaintance and went along with this charade.In truth, Sally and she were long-time lovers and their employer, The Straight Times, a gay-bashing extreme newspaper tended to frown on this type of relationship!

Etymology: No (not, negative) & Acquaintance (colleague, associate)

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Afeigntance

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) ə-fān'təns; (tr. v.) ə-fānt'

Sentence: Although Marsha considered her after-work chats with Louise to be the beginnings of a true friendship, Louise's refusal to interact with her during business hours proved that theirs was only an afeigntance.

Etymology: a[quain]tance + feign = to put on an appearance of

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COMMENTS:

(tr. v.) Afeignt - milorush, 2007-10-25: 17:20:00

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Confriendential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfrendenchəl

Sentence: John and Tim are roommates. They have been since college. When they ended up working for the same company their situation became confriendential. The company policy against nepotism includes domestic partners which they are not. They only sleep in the same bed because they can*t afford a two-bedroom apartment. The shared showers save water. And the kissing? That*s just because they both come from affectionate families.

Etymology: Confidential (intended to be kept secret) + Friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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COMMENTS:

Not that there is anything wrong with it.... - Nosila, 2010-02-23: 01:30:00

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Hypofriendal

Created by: ceilingtable

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Comments:

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