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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: zavijava


Sentence: My cubedestfriend was so serious about keeping our friendship secret that if she needed advice at work, she'd go to the bathroom and call me at my desk.

Etymology: cubicle+clandestine+friend

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Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Klosetist

Sentence: Do you ever get the feeling those two might have a thing for each other? I think they might be closetists.

Etymology: From the phrase "In the closet"

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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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Krip/mate

Sentence: In the office, Jenny only got phone calls and e-mails from her cryptmate Barb, although they spent most weekends together cruising the night club scene.

Etymology: cryptic + mate


Am I channelling Bobby "Boris Picket here?! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:56:00


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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: 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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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /hʌʃmeit/

Sentence: :- "You thought we were friends!!! We are darling, but a new kind of friends which is very hype today: we're hushmates..." (and if you don't like it then hush up).

Etymology: HUSHMATE. Hush (To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of) + Mate (A person with whom one is in close association; an associate)

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Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \ˈsnəb-ji-ˌgāt\

Sentence: Felicia would often snubjugate her office-mate when others were around yet would confide and even depend upon Molly when alone.

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin 'snubguts'

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: shame + mate

Sentence: Jill was no fool. She understood that her new frenemy Maggie, was just a shamemate, but Jill was low on friends at the office, and she did love to gossip.

Etymology: shame: embarrassment + mate: friend

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Created by: lwidmer

Pronunciation: SLY mah TIZE

Sentence: "Sherri was nearly caught slymatizing with Helen by the fax machine."

Etymology: From the Greek "sly" meaning doing something your mother shouldn't know about, and the Australian "mate" meaning a friend or chum who would hold your hair back while you throw up.

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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