Vote for the best verboticism.

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Prelunch

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēlənch

Sentence: As she prepared for the prelaunch celebration of her company*s newest health food offering Joan snuck out for a prelunch. A deep-fried, lard-laden cow-chow meal is completely at odds with her company*s mission statement but she had to get through the presentation of their new granola snack without shoving her face in the bowl. She felt a little better when she busted her boss in the checkout line of the local **greasy spoon** holding a match to her selection.

Etymology: prelaunch (concerning activities or conditions before the launch of a spacecraft, campaign, product, etc.) + lunch (a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal) lunch

Vote For | Comments and Points

Sneaksnak

Created by: WriteBrighton

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Preat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: preet

Sentence: When Dorothy knew the gang was going out for lunch at work, she would always preat at her desk. Whether a donut or a sandwich, this allowed her the chance to just nibble at a house salad and water. Her boss thought she ate like a bird and loved the fact that she cost him very little at these bashes. He just could never figure out why she was not skinnier...

Etymology: pre (before;in advance of) & Eat (eat a meal; take a meal)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cramouflage

Created by: Niarc

Pronunciation: 'Cram-o-flage'

Sentence: Anticipating management's poor attempt at a staff buffet, Pete went about his usual cramouflage, secretly gobbling a hand-full of dried cereal, two cupcakes and half a bag of marshmallows.

Etymology: A combination of 'Cram'- to fill with an excessive amount of food; overfeed, and 'Camouflage' - concealment.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deviousuprevious

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dee-vee-us-sup-pree-vee-us

Sentence: I came upon Geraldine in the ladies washroom. Running late for the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, it was odd to observe the deviousuprevious behavior she exhibited. I saw her hunched over the wastebasket and moved closer to get a better look. She was stuffing cheese cubes and crackers into her mouth at a furious rate of speed. Being well known for her survivalist approach to eating, I now knew her secret.

Etymology: Devious (sneaky, sly, covert, stealthy) + sup (to take a small amount of food or drink, to take supper) + previous (prior to, before)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Prebingeify

Created by: jack189

Pronunciation: Pre-binge-if-i

Sentence: Jan was talking to Pam in the break room and Jan said, "I'm really hungry, but I don't want to eat a lot at that luch." "Yeah",replied Pam," I'm really going to have to prebingeify for this one!"

Etymology: Pre(before)+binge(to eat a lot)+ify(suffix used to make word a verb)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Discreat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss creet

Sentence: she tried to discreat but the mayo-on-shiffon look gave it away.

Etymology: discrete, eat

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

brevity is the soul of wit ... I like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:52:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

----------------------------
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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Pregorge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pree gorj

Sentence: Judith had just ten minutes to finish her pregorge, before joining her workmates for sales meeting at IHOP.

Etymology: previous & gorge

Vote For | Comments and Points

Crampfed

NeuroGlyph

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

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.

Create | Read