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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the "evil one".

Etymology: BERATERNIZE - verb - from BERATE (to chide vehemently; to rebuke) + FRATERIZE (to associate with others in a brotherly, or congenial way)

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Fundermine

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: rhymes with undermine

Sentence: Bob had to resist the temptation of making a smart ass comment during the boss's presentation because he did not wish to fundermine the point she was addressing and receive the glare of his coworker, Sarah.

Etymology: fun + undermine, synonym - fundercut

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Defasbo

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Mockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok u pay shun

Sentence: When the Boss left, Sally would entertain the troops by imitating him and playing the fool. Her mockupation went too far, when he returned early and caught her mid-act. Her mockupation lead to her walkupation right out of a job.

Etymology: Mock (make fun of;ape;mimicry) & Occupation (career, calling, work one is paid for)

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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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Mlashed

Created by: glamgal23

Pronunciation: Mm-lashed

Sentence: Im mlashing my boss on the company site because hes an ass!

Etymology:

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Lamploy

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: v.:lam-PLOY / n.:lam-PLOY-ee

Sentence: Marjorie was lambusted when her boss found her acting the lamployee during bagle-time. lambusted: to be lamploying and get caught by the boss.

Etymology: lampoon is the root for lamployee but lambast is the root for lambust.

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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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Bloopervise

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: blu-pur-vise

Sentence: It is not a good idea to bloopervise if your boss's last name is Trump.

Etymology: blooper, supervise, improvise

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COMMENTS:

That's it! A blooper aimed at the supervisor...uh...or the Bloopervisor? - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 08:21:00

In my case, a snoopervisor... always asking me personal questions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-23: 09:00:00

Classic word -- love it! - Tigger, 2007-11-25: 18:54:00

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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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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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