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Nebutaunt

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \ˈne-byu̇-ˌtänt\

Sentence: Unaware of the two-way mirror, Debbie's nebutaunting of the produce manager, while resulting in her demotion and ultimately her dismissal, caused her popularity to boom amidst the bag-boys.

Etymology: neb (from nebbish, in this case a sissy produce manager) + debutant (one making a first appearance, in this case first appearance in showing one's ass) + taunt

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Mockeriffic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mok-uh-rif-ik

Sentence: Janice thought it was great fun to lampoon her boss for her coworkers. It was a sure way get a laugh. Her latest performance was not so warmly received by "Mr. So this is what you do when I'm not here". Though her show proved to be mockeriffic, she was somewhat regretful as she danced out the door in her pink slippers.

Etymology: mockery (an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind) + riff (a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business) + terrific (extremely good; wonderful)

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Defasbo

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Jeerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Administraightman

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-min-i-straight-man

Sentence: The boss was the perfect administraightman for Carol until the day he discovered her in the middle of her routine. That was the day she was comic released. Now she's on comic relief because it's hard to find work as an officemocker.

Etymology: administrator: supervisor or boss + straightman: a performer who acts as a stooge for a comedian

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COMMENTS:

comical word - Nosila, 2010-03-18: 17:48:00

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Bossted

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: Boss + Ted

Sentence: When he heard her perfectly produce his drawling accent he walked in and bossted her.

Etymology: Boss - person who orders you around, and whom you obey in return for money. busted- to be caught very emphatically.

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COMMENTS:

sin a bhfuil - suzanne, 2007-11-24: 20:19:00

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Ooplause

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ewe-plawz

Sentence: Mary Lou expected a standing ovation from her office mates for her insulting and rowdy parody of their boss during her break but what she got instead was a silent ooplause and looks of terror on the faces of her friends when they noticed the boss watching Mary Lou's performance from immediately behind her.

Etymology: Blend of 'oops' and 'applause'

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Bossted

Created by: thebbass

Pronunciation: boss-sted

Sentence: YOU: "Major calamity just now. Mark and I were in Leonard's office, and Mark was showing me all the Cubans in Leonard's humidor. Mark was all "Our boss has more money than brains!". He thought about stealing some of the cigars, until he turned around and saw Leonard standing in the doorway." ME: "Ouch. Totally bossted."

Etymology: Busted (To get caught in a incriminating, shameful, or humiliating act) Boss (i.e, Bill Lumbergh)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-21: 22:57:00

Bossferessence! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:19:00

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Bigwigout

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /big-wig-owt/

Sentence: In the middle of her bigwigout, and despite their boss's presence, John couldn't help but chuckle a bit at the combined spectacle of his work environ.

Etymology: "bigwig" and "wigging out"

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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