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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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Dopagangafav

Created by: keeno82uk

Pronunciation: Dop-ag-ang-a-fav

Sentence: Used my colleagues in the same office, mostly in gossip circles. "oh, look. The boss has another Dopagangafav. She must desperately need a promotion"

Etymology: Dopagangafav: derived from Russian heirarchy terminology. Contenders to the throne used to wear similar garb and hairstyle to the king/queen to gain their praise and to increase the likelihood of them being the next in line to the throne.

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has possibilities:like the approach. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:12:00

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Doppelmanager

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dah-puhl-man-a-jer

Sentence: All butt-kissing and other adminitraits aside, when Bob showed up sporting the same Rocky and Bullwinkle tie that the boss wore, it was readily apparent that he had become a doppelmanager destined for the Borg room. Simpresarios always wound up as directums.

Etymology: doppelganger, manager

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Didn't we all go through Bulletchewer's 'dopple anger' a few months ago? Where is that 'Chewer'? I miss his sarcastic comments. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 07:53:00

Did he do a doppel word? Yep, he was quite the charhackter. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 08:05:00

I just thought of a better word - mimeostaff. It's up for grabs for anyone wants it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 10:39:00

personally I like your xeroxymorons - that's a terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 10:49:00

I liked it too, but it doesn't have any boss connotations. Perhaps it could be used for people who imitate pop culture icons. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:21:00

Another one - imbosster. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:27:00

that's very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 11:37:00

Personally, I was going for a combination of mimicry and the lowliest worker I could think of, rather than use the boss. But a word like "employsonate" could go either way. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:42:00

Good word there, also... three points! - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:43:00

Oooo, I like employsonate! Quite versatile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:57:00

Ted Doppel would be proud. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 12:05:00

xeroxymoron can be equated to any government official that I've come across - employsonate reminds me of some of the people I've 'worked with'or should I say 'hand held' through the day doing their job - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 14:41:00

petaj Imbossination/imbossinator was another one I toyed with, on the impersonation idea. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:52:00

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Honchpaunch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honch ponch

Sentence: When the new boss arrived, he was a portly gent and since everyone else was a thin reed, Freddy decided to eat Big Macs every lunch hour and drink beer after work so that he could gain weight and emulate the boss. He was so successful at developing his honchpaunch, that he had to wear a honchoponcho to cover it up.

Etymology: Honch (Sp.honcho-head person;boss;one who oversees workers) & Paunch (protruding abdomen)

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Browncozer

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: brown/co/zer

Sentence: Because John refused to suck up to the boss, he was once again passed up for a promotion only HE was qualified for. Yes, it went to yet another browncozer with season tickets to the boss's fave team events.

Etymology: brownnoser: (Must I really go there?) :) Cozy:1. Snug, comfortable, and warm. 2. Marked by friendly intimacy.

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metrohumanx Hahahaha. (LOL) good one! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:19:00

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Flatimuckero

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: f-l-ah-t-i-muh-k-er-o

Sentence: Jennifer was such a flatimuckero that she even shaved her head in order to suck up to her boss.

Etymology: flatter+imitate+suck up

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Sycopyphant

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: si-CAH-pee-fuhnt

Sentence: Everyone knew Cathy was a complete suck-up, always doing whatever the CIO, Mr. Srinivasan, wanted. But jaws hit the floor when she came into the meeting room today. She had risen to the level of complete sycopyphant, cutting her hair short, dying it black, and wearing a Nehru jacket identical to what her boss always wore. The two were almost indistinguishable.

Etymology: SYCOPHANT: a servile self-seeking flatterer + COPY an imitation or reproduction of an original

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Good word...like a psychopyphant maybe??? - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:26:00

metrohumanx Great paragrab Tim the E... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:15:00

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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 + xerox

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panderoxing fools = xeroxymorons - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 09:23:00

Xeroxymoron... is that anything like a facsimile? - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:48:00

kinda... more like a folksimile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:11:00

maybe a fakesimile - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 14:29:00

Dem sounds like wack similes. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:16:00

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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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Execumime

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: exec-u-mime

Sentence: Denise was such a good execumime that John could barely tell the difference between her and the boss.

Etymology: executive + mime

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Auparrot

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: oh-PAR-uht

Sentence: Cornelius felt the need to auparrot Mr. Jenkin's tiresome soliloquies any time the mood struck him. Unfortunately, the mood only struck him in the shower.

Etymology: au pair + parrot

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Hey Clayton, Rikboyee's character works for Mrs. Jenkins. A pairoboss! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 09:06:00

or maybe the two are a pairadox - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:54:00

Appairently, Rikboyee is challenging me to a duo. Pair for the course. Once I de-deuced it, I realized it was no yoke. I'm certain he would twin, and I'm far too young to dyad. Pairhaps we should drink from the ceremonial doublet instead. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:28:00

but you are nursing a wounded soldier - or was that shoulder - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 11:46:00

Heheh. I'll have to shoulder this burden stoically, like a soldier without arms. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:51:00

I suspect duplicity on someone's part, but perhaps I'm just splitting hairs. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:55:00

How dare you speak ill of my toeses! (Sound of crickets.) - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:59:00

wouldn't that be splitting heirs? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 12:06:00

Hai! Dos puns of Claytons are real ni-slappers, but they deux seem a bit two forced tu me. At la-shtayim presented with an opportunity to make a total twee-b of myself and pun in as many languages as I can handle without having any iki, disgusting kaksi-dents. It-zwei-l and it's nasty, but I couldn't resist, an-dalawá-nt is tu make everyone groan at how terrible these puns èr. I've deliberately included 16 different languages, so you'll have to really be on your to's if you want to find them all. - ErWenn, 2007-06-14: 12:09:00

Wow! That was quite ErWenntertaining! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:17:00

You wenn, er... win. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:15:00

whatever happened to Cassiusclayton? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 15:51:00

http://claytoncounts.com/neato2/Cassius%20Clay%20-%20Stand%20by%20Me.mp3 - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:12:00

Whoops... looks like we can't post links. At least, not long ones. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:12:00

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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