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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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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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Stealthyeater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stel thee eet ter

Sentence: Stella was a Stealthyeater. Before the weekly department group lunches onm Fridays at various popular but caloric eateries, she would eat something healthy and filling, so that all she would order when she was out for lunch was a salad. Todd was wise to her and mocked her, but he was secretly a stealthyeater, too, who filled himself with fruit and grains before joining his workmates, who appeared to absorb most of their calories by liquid methods!

Etymology: Stealthy (marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishmen)& Healthy Eater ( having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease & someone who consumes food for nourishment)

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Good word - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:26:00

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Sneakersnacker

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: sneeker snacker

Sentence: I told Mariana not to sneakersnacker before every meal she has with her boyfriend. Eventually, he's going to find out that she can't stop herself from totally pigging out.

Etymology: sneak, snack; sneaker, n., food fit for a glutton

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Cramoflage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRAM-uh-flahzh

Sentence: Bob, an arcanivore, whose hogma was: " lets binge from breakfast, for at office lunch we diet", carefully cramoflaged all morning long on Krispy Kreamy donuts.

Etymology: CRAMOFLAGE: blend of cram & camouflage, 2. HOGMA (hog & dogma) 3.ARCANIVORE: (arcane & -vore, as in omnivore)

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COMMENTS:

deelicious! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-15: 07:38:00

Amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:37:00

another very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:31:00

did somebody say donuts??? I can feel a cramcrave coming on... Another great word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:00:00

Mmmm... donuts! —Homer J. Simpson - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:47:00

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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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Gnawhide

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: naw - hide

Sentence: Rusty was gaining quite a reputation. His coworkers secretly called him "ol' gnawhide" as they had caught him at his desk, in the supply closet, in the washroom and even in the stairwell, eating ribs, chicken and turkey legs before luncheon/meetings with the Board of Directors. Because he wanted to maintain the carefully crafted personna of "health nut", representing that he only ate fruit, berries and nuts, he found it necessary to cater to his inner-carnivore when he knew that he would not have access to his favorites for the rest of the day.

Etymology: Gnaw (to chew or bite on with the teeth), Hide (to conceal or cover up).

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COMMENTS:

Great, now I have the Rawhide song going through my head: "Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those hot doggies rollin', Rawhide! Good word though... - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:54:00

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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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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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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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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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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