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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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Replickate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: repp lick ayt

Sentence: she was such a CEOclone, spending all her waking hours replickating the VP, down to his facial tick. She had a major panic attack when he started to grow a beard.

Etymology: replicate as in copy, lick as in arse

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was her name Kate? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:31:00

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Bossiplicate

Created by: Wordotwist

Pronunciation: boss si ple kate

Sentence: Anne bossiplicated the actions of her employer in everything she did;from copying his dressing style to the way she spoke - yet hasn't dared till date to frown like him!

Etymology: bossiplicate = boss + replicate

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Imprezidential

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-prez-i-den-shuhl

Sentence: Her every action, from the way she dressed to the way she spoke was designed to be imprezidential.

Etymology: impress (to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings) + presidential (the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc)

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Copycad

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: cop-ee-kad

Sentence: Frank's very crafty. He knows he'll never get to be manager of Knights Property unless Bob Knight approves it. So he wears the same style suits and drinks the same coffe. Bob thinks Frank's a mate, but behind Frank's smile is a heart of steel and obsessive ambition. Frank will do what it takes. He's a copycad.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another) + cad (one who behaves in a dishonourable way, a bounder)

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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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Bossimilate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: boss-sim-ill-ayt

Sentence: as everyone in the office started to look more and more like Mrs Jenkins, i realised resistance was futile... if i didn't bossimilate soon i'd stick out like a sore thumb

Etymology: boss, assimilate, similar, simulate

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better a sore thumb that a sore ... - better not go there today - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:55:00

Thumb your nose at our puns all you like. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:53:00

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Bosstitute

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos stit toot

Sentence: Irma had survived many bosses in her long career. She developed many survival skills to weather the changes brought on by the next best manager she'd get stuck training. One secret to her success was to bosstitute herself. She figured out early that these guys had such egos, they loved nothing better than gazing in a mirror. So she reinvented herself to copy traits or physical qualities of each boss. There was Rex the cowboy boss, whose inspired her chaps and stetson. There was Richard the Ivy League yuppie who inspired her 3 piece pin-striped suits and designer briefcase. There was Howie, the used car salesman, who inspired her polyester suit and open neck Aloha shirts. There was Hubert the nerd, who inspired her mismatched clothing and pocket protector and glasses with white tape on the frames. And there was the womanizer, Jake, after whom she dressed like a rake. She couldn't wait to greet her new boss, Davinder Ravinder Pinderjit, in her new Nehru jacket with a marigold lei. Yes, Irma was definitely a bosstitute, a working girl and a hustler!

Etymology: boss (chief, leader, person in control) & substitute (copy; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another;act as a replacement) & prostitute (to sell ones self for money or favors)

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An entire cast to bossitutes, they should put you on charge. Accompished effort there nosy. S - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:51:00

metrohumanx A true classic ! We must have worked in the same place in another life. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-07: 18:16:00

Very neat. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:04:00

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Honchomitate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hon - CHO - muh - tayt

Sentence: Webster was a shameless suck up who would go to great lengths to honchomitate those above him in the chain of command.

Etymology: Blend of 'honcho' (boss) and 'imitate' (copy)

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metrohumanx VERY economical AND supercomical. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:25:00

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Clononialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

Sentence: Her clononialism was quite startling. She was determined to stake her own territory even if it involved personal sacrifice.

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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Send in the clones. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 12:02:00

And where are the clones? There ought to be clones. Uh oh - Purple's going to kill you - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 12:20:00

CLAAAAYTON!!! I know where your word lives!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:33:00

Hahaha. What?! You got something against that song? It's almost as good as "MacArthur Park." - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:21:00

Now you've really done it Clayton - Someone's left the cake out in the rain - I think the only other song that long is In-a-gadda-da-vida - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 15:47:00

(don't ya know that I'll always CLUB you) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 16:17:00

too punny for words - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 16:39:00

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Cloneonialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

Sentence: Her cloneonialism was quite startling. She was determined to stake her own territory even if it involved personal sacrifice.

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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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