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'Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...'

DEFINITION: v., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

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Burgerlarize

Whittier

Created by: Whittier

Pronunciation: BUR-gur-lur-ize

Sentence: I brought filet mignon for lunch, but Craig burgerlarized it and now I am stuck with Spam.

Etymology: burger + burglarize

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Supgrade

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sup/grade

Sentence: The trick to improving your lunch without getting caught is to supgrade modestly.

Etymology: sup + upgrade

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Good word - TJayzz, 2008-10-02: 14:49:00

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Grubstitute

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gruhb-STI-tyoot(toot)

Sentence: Sick of "shanghai surprize" and with his mate not willing to grubstake him, Bob hogged out on his boss's "Beef Prince Alfred." He knew that to grubstitute would get him in strife. And, besides, it was not on and would make his boss as mad as a cut snake. But, anyway, his boss was a bit of a boofhead, thick as three planks, who wouldn't know "Beef Prince Alfred" from "beggar's banquet."

Etymology: Blend of Grub:food (slang)& substitute. "Shanghai Surprize":fried up leftovers with rice. Mad as a cut snake:angry. Grubstake: give s.o. money to buy a meal.'Beggar's Banquet':whatever's leftover in the fridge. Related term: "grub & bub":food & drink.

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Snagwood

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (adj.)snāg'wŏŏd' - Snagwood sandwich

Sentence: Galen usually indulges in a Snagwood sandwich when he forgets to bring his lunch.

Etymology: snag + [Dag]wood = (a thick sandwich filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, dressings, and condiments)

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Stenograb

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: sten/o/grab

Sentence: Always on the run, Steve would swing open the company fridge to stenograb something quick and filling. Didn't matter to him whose name was on what or how big it was written, "KEEP OUT! AND THIS MEANS YOU STEVE!" No. As he had "places to go and people to see," he felt justified in stenograbbing from the fridge at least three times a week. Unfortunately one day, someone filled a danish with chocolate ExLax to teach him a lesson. He now brownbags it daily. (true story from my working days...poor janitor...was out for two days...and NO I didn't do it...)

Etymology: stenograph: A shorthand character/ write in shorthand. grab: Snap up: get hold of or seize quickly and easily.

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Yes you did and good on you! At least justice was swift...maybe too swift! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:21:00

Oh, Nosila! It wasn't me! I swear! Actually the entire office thought it was really a mean thing the woman did, but she thought he deserved it. Too cruel for me. - lumina, 2008-10-03: 00:08:00

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Refrigeraider

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-FRIDJ-er-rade-er

Sentence: Geoff was a notorious refrigeraider and had no qualms at all about taking a coworkers tasty looking lunch and leaving his stale sandwich and old piece of fruit in it's place.

Etymology: Blend of refrigerator and raider.

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hooterbug Perfecto! - hooterbug, 2008-10-02: 08:40:00

zxvasdf For some reason I envision Tusken Raiders standing in front of the fridge, scratching their cowled heads, saying "Where the hell did my lunch get to? I was really looking forward to that boiled Jawa." - zxvasdf, 2008-10-02: 09:33:00

Great word! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:16:00

Gets my vote! :) - lumina, 2008-10-03: 00:07:00

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Ransnack

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ran-snack

Sentence: I am Sam. Sam I am. Did you know I ransnack ham? I can ransnack Derrick's ham. I can ransnack Carol's jam. I can ransnack Dottie's bread and I can ransnack eggs from Ted. I would ransnack from a jar and I would ransnack from a car. I can ransnack on a house and I can ransnack with a mouse. I can ransnack in a box and I can ransnack with a fox. I can ransnack here or there. I can ransnack anywhere. Every day from here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Etymology: ransack: to pillage, plunder or loot + snack

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Today is Read Across America day in his honor. If you get a chance, read with a kid today. - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-02: 05:33:00

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Fridgeraider

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FRIDJ-ehr-ayder

Sentence: Dunston is a chronic fridgeraider, having no compulsion whatsoever about stealing other folks lunches from the office fridge.

Etymology: Blend of 'fridge' (refrigerator) and 'raider' (one who raids or steals)

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libertybelle ha ha! good one! - libertybelle, 2012-12-05: 14:52:00

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Thievereat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: thee + ver + eat

Sentence: I forgot my lunch today, so I'll just hit the fridge and theivereat.

Etymology: theivery + eat

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Pilfridge

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pil-frij

Sentence: Ralph didn't believe that what he did should be classified as pilfridge. He observed on a daily basis that people rarely ate all that they brought for lunch. He considered it below his status to pick through the trash after they tossed the remnants so preemptive raids only made sense. Sally certainly didn't NEED that big chunk of cheesecake. He was doing her a favor by shaving it down to a reasonable size.

Etymology: pilfer (steal - typically things of relatively little value) + fridge (a refrigerator) Derivative of pilferage

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-10-02: 05:31:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-03: 05:49:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-05: 02:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-05: 06:09:00
Good definition,REMI! During 40+ years of work, I found it to be a regular occurrence- probably happening somewhere right now!

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-05: 10:07:00
This has produced a great batch of words so far!

remistram - 2007-11-05: 10:47:00
It happens to all of us at least once during our working life!

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-05: 11:00:00
Happened with dip I brought in. Caught him in the act. Wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't double-dipping. And didn't have really poor oral hygiene. And I wasn't sure that it was his first offense and I had actually eaten the dip after him at some point. Yuck!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-02: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James