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'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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Gluttifaction

Created by: roseannmvp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mary sat down for some gluttifaction before going on her first date with Chad.

Etymology: gluttony + satisfaction

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Prelimingest

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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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Hastytaste

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈhā-stē-ˈtāst\ (hay-stee-tayste)

Sentence: Susan knew the presentation could drag on for hours, so she hastytasted a granola bar to hold her stomach over.

Etymology: Haste- Germanic Taste- Old French

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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: She practised chowcanery to avoid eating a lot in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: chow + chicanery (trickery, deception )

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:43:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:13:00

Did she ever chowproof herself with chowder? Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:33:00

I agree... clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:10:00

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Clandesdine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klan-des-dahyn

Sentence: When Jill heard that the boss was going to surprise the staff by sending out for pizza. She really didn't like pizza too much so she knew she would have to clandesdine at her desk if she was going to get a decent meal. The box of donuts stashed in her bottom drawer was surrepdelicious.

Etymology: clandestine (done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment) + dine (to take any meal)

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Preglut

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prē glət

Sentence: Marcy had an image to uphold. Whenever she was going to lunch with a client she would preglut from her in-desk snack stash. Few would guess that she had more Ho Hos than Santa.

Etymology: pre (before) + gluttony (habitual greed or excess in eating)

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COMMENTS:

Simple. To the point. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-12: 07:47:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:10:00

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Saladsinner

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sal-ed-sin-er

Sentence: Mary was an unrepentent salad sinner. Right before a date or any other sort of meal where she was eating out and in the company of others, she would raid the nearest refrigerator and gorge herself on whatever she could find. This made her the most reviled person in the office, and cost her quite a few second dates, as she would ask to stop by her date's apartment to use the restroom, then detour through the kitchen and return to the front door still licking her lips.

Etymology: Salad spinner modified to salad sinner

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Treacheat

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: treach-cheat - verb treach-cheat-ing - noun

Sentence: Crammity Jane hid often so she could treacheat without being seen.

Etymology: treach from treachery ... cheat for not wanting others to see her eating ... eat for eating. Add an 'ing' to make it a noun.

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COMMENTS:

Cryptojane with cramability! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:45:00

a nice furtive word. I'm saying it quickly and it sounds even sneakier! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:43:00

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Preglut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Pree - glut

Sentence: To avoid seeming to be a heavy eater Lucinda always brought an ample supply of snack foods so she could preglut just before office lunches.

Etymology: Pre (before) + glut (feed to excess)

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling ... preg-lut and pre-glut ... a pregnant preglut ... springs to mind! Fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:53:00

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Previgorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PRE-veh-gorj

Sentence: Sandra had a 'secret' technique to avoid eating large meals at company gatherings that she called previgorge and though she knew that others in the office knew of her habit, she continued with the practice hoping that influential people at company luncheons would be impressed with her 'sensible self control'.

Etymology: Blend of 'previous' (coming or occurring before something else; prior) and 'gorge' (a gluttonous meal)

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COMMENTS:

Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:37:00

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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