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Clandeskdine

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klan-dehsk-dyne

Sentence: Knowing that her lunch meeting would be with that handsome sales rep and that she would only order a small garden salad and a water to impress him, Natasha hid in her cubicle and began her clandeskdine eating operation at 9 am with a large box of cinnamon rolls.

Etymology: clandestine - held in secrecy + desk + dine

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-11-12: 18:24:00

Like it! - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:55:00

Me, too - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:38:00

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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: Jenny was a master at chowcanery to avoid eating in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: CHOWCANERY - noun - from CHOW (food) + CHICANERY (evasion, or deception used to trick, or deceive someone)

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Prehamble

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/ham/bul

Sentence: As a prehamble to her weightwatchers reunion she would pig out on meaty ham sandwiches so she could nibble contentedly on lettuce all evening.

Etymology: preamble + ham

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COMMENTS:

Great job of hamming it up! Made me smile! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:57:00

Cryptopig! Love your word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:37:00

You've brought home the bacon this time! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:15:00

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Prevour

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pre-VOW-er

Sentence: Having an abnormally huge appetite Miranda found it socially necessary to prevour on office lunch days so as to be able to restrict her food intake at the weekly office lunch.

Etymology: Blend of the 'pre' (prefix meaning before) and 'devour' (to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously)

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Gastrostash

Created by: Dfridal

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Sneakpigout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek pig owt

Sentence: What a Boar! Peggy was doing her usual sneakpigout at her desk before the big lunch out with the bosses. Apparently it was in honor of the new guy (hunk), Les Piggott. Just as she was cramming a big chunk of pizza into her cake-hole, the honoree stopped by her pen. He told her she was sow lovely and looked swill. He offered to give her a ride on his hog. She herd the haunting music of Swine Lake and then before she knew it they were porking each other in her sty and missed the lunch completely. She became Miss Piggy and he was the Loin King. Afterwards, news of their cloven encounter was bacon the rounds at work.

Etymology: Sneak (clandestine;secret;put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner) & Pig Out (overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself) Play on Sneak Peak.

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Prelimingest

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prilimənjest

Sentence: Gloria always keeps a stock of snack foods her desk drawer to ensure she won’t be caught hungry for a business lunch. Her plan is to prilimənjest so that she can appear delicate and demure. Strangely, she doesn’t go to business lunches very often but has to replenish her stash weekly.

Etymology: preliminary (denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important) + ingest (take food, drink, or another substance into the body by swallowing it)

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Sneack

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sneek

Sentence: Angela was unaware of the office lunch that day and panicked because she had no sneack food at her desk.

Etymology: Sneak - to do something secretly. Snack - a quick bit of food.

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Prepast

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pree-past

Sentence: Jill read that having a small prepast before a party would keep her from the embarassment of eating too much. So she kept a box of donuts and a bag of chips in her drawer to nibble on before a business lunch so that she would make a good impression by eating a light, healthy meal.

Etymology: pre: (prefix) before, earlier or prepartory+ prepare: make ready beforehand for a specific purpose such as an event or occation + repast: a meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.

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Counterfeast

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /koun-ter-feest/

Sentence: Joy's roommate quietly let Bradley into the apartment on her way out the door, while pointing him toward the kitchen, where he caught Joy snarfing down a couple of pizza-bagels — obviously counterfeasting before their dinner-date.

Etymology: counterfeit - done in imitation of something genuine; feigned (Old French, contrefait "contrary to facts") + feast - eat heartily (from Latin, fēstus "festival")

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COMMENTS:

"Does counterfeasting count more when you sit at the counter to do it?" asked the accountant. This creation, Tigger, just cries out for lots more wordplay! Good job. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:00:00

Perhaps, she found the joy of apizzament! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:34:00

a tasty creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-15: 10:12:00
Thanks for the fun definition, remistram. Great job on all the verboticisms by all the verbotomists ... what a fun one for us all!

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-15: 10:17:00
Her her - oops I meant hear hear (my mouth was full as I'm snacking at my desk)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-16: 01:27:00
Thanks for all the tasty words! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-09: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Are you prepping for the office lunch?'

DEFINITION: v. To pig out at your desk right before a business lunch, so you'll be satisfied with a salad and water at the restaurant, and create the impression that you're not a glutton. n., A secret snack taken to strengthen one's resolve not to eat too much while others are watching.

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