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'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Panderox

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pan/der/ox

Sentence: With a vice-president position available, individuals being considered for the position panderox the boss at every possible opportunity. The secretaries have a chart keeping track of who is the biggest panderoxing fool.

Etymology: pander (to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others, or exploit their weaknesses) + xerox (copy)

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Mymickery

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Mime-mic-er-ie or mim-ic-ory. (col. var.)

Sentence: "They say imitation is the best form of flattery to deceivery but the amount of acting out and out mymickery that went on today was beyond the beyond, Mr. Bond", said Pauline.

Etymology: An overlapping mix of 0. Mimic, can be verb or noun, one who imitates or sends up another, to engage in such behaviour. 1. My, (possessive pronoun), which doubles as an expression of exasperation (my oh my!) 2. Mime, an art-form-of-expression which impersonates a frenchman locked in an imaginary glass box who eventually finds his way out by tugging on a rope. 3. Mick, meaning Irishman as Paddy "taking the mick" by impersonating ones character by winding up or taking the piss, taking the Michael. The -ery suffix just rounds off the whole ensemble, kit and kaboodle. Alright Jack?

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COMMENTS:

Kiss me Kojac! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 05:02:00

I hate Mimes but I love your word, scrabby! - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:24:00

metrohumanx mmmmmmmmm- good one. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:10:00

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Duplikate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: d(y)oōpləkāt

Sentence: Katherine was so impressed by her boss that she started emulating her every move to the point that coworkers started calling her dupliKate.

Etymology: duplicate (exactly like something else, esp. through having been copied) + Kate (a shortened version of Katherine)

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COMMENTS:

love it...dupliKate! - Nosila, 2010-01-08: 14:45:00

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Emuflate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: em + yoo + flayt

Sentence: No 2% raise is worth the amount of emuflating I'd have to do to get it.

Etymology: emulate & inflate

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Stuplicate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stu-pli-ket

Sentence: By emulating his not-too-bright boss, the best he could hope for was to be a stuplicate.

Etymology: Stupid + Duplicate

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Identichief

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: I-den-tee-cheef

Sentence: Everyone thought that Martin had lost the plot when they saw that he had started to identichief the boss by dressing exactly the same and even dyeing his hair grey in order to look like him. But Martin had the last laugh when his crafty ploy worked and the boss promoted to head of his section thus doubling his salary.

Etymology: Identical(exactly alike or the same) ORIGIN Latin identicus + Chief(the head of an organisation, having the highest rank or authority) ORIGIN French from Latin Caput 'head' = Identichief

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COMMENTS:

Put that thief back where you borrowed it chief, word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:59:00

metrohumanx I hope Martin was demoted to low man on the scrotum pole. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:12:00

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Brandposer

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Bran - d - pos - er

Sentence: "Bob the Bootlicker" was multitalented to be sure, full time brown-noser and brandposer, if only he could put that kind of effort into his car washing.

Etymology: Brand - poser (sounds like brown noser)

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Apeproval

Rhyme79

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ape-proov-all

Sentence: My boss is so vain that I figured he couldn't miss how awesome I am if I try the apeproval tactic. I mean, what I have got to lose? Putting on a hundred pounds, wearing enormous glasses, shaving my head and dressing like a gorilla kicked through a circus could only be good for my career, right?

Etymology: Ape- copy, mimic. Approval- consent, blessing.

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Suckupcubus

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Suk-up-u-bus

Sentence: Emily,now down to her last staw,saw no other way to get that promotion she so stongly felt she deserved but to become the top suckupcubus to her boss.To be the man, you got to become the man,she thought.

Etymology: Suck-up=someone who kisses someone a** to gain favor. Cubus=From the word succubus,which is believed to be a demon that controls your mind though sex.

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Copnoxious

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: Cop-nox-ious

Sentence: Copnoxiousness does not get you a raise Jennifer, go home.

Etymology: Copy, obnoxious - regarding themselves higher than others

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 01:10:00
Office politics. You know it's a game. You understand the players. You've got a strategy. Now it's time to take action with Timothy Johnson's GUST -- even if that means shaving your head. Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 18:10:00
Love the artwork today James! Very funny!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:17:00
Thanks purple! And cheers to remistram for thinking of such a funny idea. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:27:00
By the way, Robert J. Sawyer, winner of Hugo and Nebula best novel awards, will be our featured author at Verbotomy next week. More details to follow... Check out Rob's website at www.sfwriter.com. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-08: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James