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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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Comradeshush

Created by: prufrock73

Pronunciation: kŏm'răd'-e-shŭsh

Sentence: Grinning at each other during the meeting, none of the other staff had any idea that Gladys and Eunice were comradeshushes.

Etymology: comrade + shush Likely first appeared in 19th century Russia.

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A Siberian soujourn will wipe the grins off their faces. Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:49:00

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Privypal

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: pri__/vee/paall | Note: (__) = last 2 letters of the word prick. That is how pri is supposed to be pronounced: just like prick, but without the (ck).

Sentence: Melissa Adams was my best friend all through grade school, high school and university. We even got the same job together, yet we are not friends as much. We do not giggle like we use to in school. This is business, and our conversations cannot be disclosed. We are privypals by day, and aquaintances by night.

Etymology: privy (private) + pal (friend)

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COMMENTS:

Love it: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:59:00

Thankyou! - Kevcom, 2007-10-25: 22:24:00

Nice word Kevin.!! - Stevenson0, 2007-10-26: 07:56:00

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Incogmigo

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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I likey, and I votey. :) - lumina, 2008-09-24: 00:07:00

I like it too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:47:00

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Palnopalism

SteveMB1959

Created by: SteveMB1959

Pronunciation: Pal-no-pal-ism

Sentence: At weekends she's my pal, then weekdays she's not. Pal, no pal. (Part-time friend)

Etymology: Meaning pal (friend) some days, not a pal other days.

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Hypofriendal

Created by: ceilingtable

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Inchummunicado

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: in-chuhm-myoo-ni-KAH-do

Sentence: Bob and Roxie remained paloof shushmates, in inchummunicado, through months of management meetings.

Etymology: Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour.

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Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 06:34:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-25: 06:52:00

you always pack your sentences with more than one great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 11:16:00

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Careerful

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: car + ear + full

Sentence: I got a careerful from my buddy about his weekend of boozing and carousing, but then we went back to just being plain old co-workers.

Etymology: career + earful

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Chugotitmane

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: ch-you-got-it-man

Sentence: My secret crush at the office kept trying to make Chugotitmane with me.

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Comradeslip

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: com/rad/slip

Sentence: Our friendship vaccilated between comradeship and comradeslip when the upper management were within earshot.

Etymology: comradeship + slip

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i like your sentence :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-25: 10:37:00

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Appropriatalis

Created by: StrangerThenFiction

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

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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