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'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Compunctuate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: km punk chu ayt

Sentence: Gary's impulse to compuctuate himself at every meal was no doubt a result of growing up listening to his mother's incessant "Clean up your plate...kids in Africa are starving" rantings.

Etymology: Compunction (a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Ate (fed oneself)

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Fanguish

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Fan-gwish

Sentence: Bob had a nutribent: he always had to chowhole every last crumb from his plate. Was it bingetwinge, culpident or fangpang that consumed him or ayenbite of inwit that drove him? No-one really knew, but some suggested that he was merely a peckadent shamnivore with glut-instinct. But, although, and perhaps, it was just fanguish!

Etymology: Fanguish:fang-tooth & to eat & anguish. Chowhole: blend of chow,whole & hole. Nutriment:food & bent(inclination.)'Ayenbite of Inwit'(Remorse of Conscience)-Kentish work of M English. Peckadent(peck & decadent.)Shamnivore:feigned eater.

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COMMENTS:

you could add vanquish to your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-12: 09:26:00

Over the Top! Excellent! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 09:58:00

MrDave2176 Cute - MrDave2176, 2007-10-12: 16:31:00

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Altrugluttony

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: al-tru-glut-uny

Sentence: Because of his altrugluttony, Hal started a Weight Watchers group at his place of employment, the Atlanta Food Bank.

Etymology: altru (from altruism, the selfless regard for others) + gluttony (eating to excess)

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Terribleat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: terr + ih + bleat

Sentence: Look, those poor kids are starving, so the least I can do is terrobleat this food...for them.

Etymology: terrible + eat + guilt, of course

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Gluttonagia

Created by: Anthporter

Pronunciation: glutt'n'a'jeh

Sentence: Thinking of all the poor children in the world, Bob couldn't help but clean off his plate in a moment of gluttonagia.

Etymology: glutton: a person devoted to eating and drinking in excess -agia: a derivative of the Greek phago, to eat; sounds like Asia, in reference to "think of those poor, starving children in Asia"

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Compulseindulge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: com-PULSE-in-dulj

Sentence: Freddie had a phobia regarding leftovers wherein he feared they would go to waste if not eaten immediately and he would immediately compulseindulge following meals wherein he would clean up all leftovers in dishes and from other folks plates.

Etymology: Blend of 'compulsion'(a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act) and 'indulge' (to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc)

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Expiatetion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-pi-ate-shun

Sentence: Expiatetion is the prime factor that led to an entire generation of fat people. In the 50's, children grew up believing that if they ate all their food it would somehow make up for the suffering of starving kids in Europe who "would be happy to see that food". In the words of Alan Sherman, "They kept starving, and I got fat!"

Etymology: expiation: a means of atonement for wrongdoings or paying for a wrong + ate: past tense of eat Alan Sherman was a 1960s predecessor to Weird Al Yanckovic who made several records which changed the lyrics of songs. His most well known hit was "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." He died in 1973 at the age of 48 with diabetis and emphysema due largely to his weight. In the song, "Why I got Fat" he blamed his mother for making him clean his plate to help the starving children in Europe - something every kid growing up in the 50's and 60's heard from their mothers.

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mrskellyscl Here's a link to "Hail to Thee, Fat Person" To watch Alan Sherman's, "Hail to Thee, Fat person" link to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeoa0-U8-Yw - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-09: 05:42:00

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Chowbella

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelÉ™

Sentence: In a slightly misguided act of atonement, Gerry started the Double Clean Plate Club. When he was a kid his mother had always pushed him to clean his plate for the starving children of the world. Now with the thought that more is better, members gorge themselves with what Gerry calls chowbella, beautiful food. So far he and his club members have raised a lot more blood pressures than dollars. Next week*s gourmand-a-thon may change that.

Etymology: chow (food) + bella (beautiful - Italian)

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Compulsengorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: com-PUHLS-in-gorj

Sentence: Ingemar was virtually without self control when it came to eating and he had a fear of uneaten food going to waste so he would compulsengorge, even cleaning other people's plates, until all food was gone.

Etymology: Blend of 'compulsion'(a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act) and 'engorge' (To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts)

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Shovelicious

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Shuh-vuhl-ish-shuhs

Sentence: Stan's wife's meatloaf was absolutely shovelicious, as the three empty casserole pans could attest to, if they were actually able to talk.

Etymology: Shovel: eat fast + Delicious: tasty meal.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-12: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-09: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James