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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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Created by: rexcausey

Pronunciation: lē'ən-kwi-zeen

Sentence: After indulging in some liencuisine, Jack was payed back ten fold as he spent the rest of his afternoon bowing before the "porcelain throne". (I guess you better be careful whose food you "borrow"!)

Etymology: Liencuisine is a noun derived from the words 1.) lien(in reference to: a claim or charge held by one party, on property owned by a second party)and 2.)cuisine(in reference to: FOOD)


We all need a friend that we can lien on...good word - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:23:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for aje

Sentence: Forsythe the Forensic Accountant on the fourth floor was famous because he would forayge in the fridge. He focussed on fabulous finds and would forge ahead of the noon rush to find filberts, feta, fontina, figs and Fanta. He filched things out of different lunch bags and filled his own lunch box with the fixings. Then he would calmly stroll into the lunch room and enjoy a free, filling and funtastic feast. He would purloin sirloin,pluck duck,plunder Wonder bread,rustle mussels,grab crab,rob Cobb and snitch sandwich with the slickness of any cat burglar. In his haste for taste one late morning, Fosythe failed to foresee the video camera which was installed in the lunch room. As he was hauled off in handcuffs, he all too late remembered that there was no such thing as a free lunch!

Etymology: foray (steal goods; take as spoils;briefly enter enemy territory;a sudden short attack) & forage (the act of searching for food and provisions;collect or look around for (food))


zxvasdf A vision of people wandering from commerce to commerce, sneaking into lunch lounges and forayging, only to be chased out by indignant businesspeople or teachers or janitors. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-02: 09:36:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rifrijəreɪdər

Sentence: Roger has taken to disguising his lunch after a run-in with the workplace refrigeraider. He now uses a green marker on his sandwich bag to make it look like the bread is moldy. The only issue he faces is whether or not someone will see his handiwork and throw it away.

Etymology: refrigerator (an appliance or compartment that is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink) + raider (a person who quickly and illicitly takes something)

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: sand-wihch-ur-OO

Sentence: Alex plotted a complex sandwicheroo by which the object of his affection would discover a diamond ring tucked inside the PBJ he would finagle her to eat, but all it led to was a trip to the emergency room for her lacerated esophagus.

Etymology: sandwich + switcheroo

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bet-er-meel-muhnt

Sentence: The moment he realised that his bettermealment practices were no longer tolerated by his co-workers, was when the emergency room doctor mentioned the two words no one wants to hear; "rat" and "poison".

Etymology: betterment (upgrade) + meal


Deserves a vote for the excellent sentence. - Bunny36, 2007-11-05: 12:28:00

Great definition and fantastic sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:40:00


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Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /SAK-lunch/

Sentence: Beckoning Bill from the corner of the fridge was a mouth-watering, deli-made club sandwich. Against his better judgment, Bill decided to sacklunch it that day.

Etymology: sack(to pillage or loot after capture; plunder) + lunch

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stock/ed/ex/change

Sentence: When Joe didn't have enough time to make a good lunch, he just visited the full staff fridge and performed a stockedexchange.



What a timely word! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:11:00


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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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thahy-jak-er

Sentence: Whenever Bob gets chicken for dinner he takes the leftovers to work the next day for lunch. What really annoys him is that there is a thighjacker who seems to have no compunction about pilfering from his co-workers.

Etymology: thigh (The part of the leg between the hip and the knee. Also called femur) + hijacker (to rob (a person or vehicle) by force)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Fil chard

Sentence: Wayne was called into the Office Manager's office at 3:00 pm for his herring. He had been accused by Dory, the new assistant, of stealing her lunch 5 days in a row. She was partial to seafood salads and so apparently was Wayne. Monday he had rustled her mussels;Tuesday he had stole her sole;Wednesday he had pawed her cod; Thursday he had to take her hake and today he had filchard her pilchard. He tried to protest. But his defense floundered when his breath was smelt!

Etymology: Filch (make off with belongings of others)& Pilchard (small fatty fish usually canned)

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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