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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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Copykate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpēkāt

Sentence: CopyKate wants so much to be like her boss that it hurts. The trouble is that her budget for the extravagant is nowhere near his. He wears European designer suits and drives a top-of-the-line Fiat. She wears knockoffs and drives a counterfiat, a Ford Fiesta with an after-market simulant grill. The shaved head wasn’t difficult to pull off. The chest hair may take some doing.

Etymology: duplicate (exactly like something else, esp. through having been copied) + Kate (woman’s name) A play on copycat

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Edmundorosape

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ed-MUN-do-ROS-ape

Sentence: Roxie wanted to edmundorosape Mr Sanchez so perfectly, even to his love of Latin-American dancing, that she began to learn to cha-cha.

Etymology: EDMUNDO ROS: the leader, the most important person, (rythming slang, Edmundo Ros = boss, from Edmundo Ros(b 1910), a popular Latin American band leader) & APE: A dupe. to mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally; a dupe.

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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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Copycatistaff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: copy-cat-a-staff

Sentence: Mr. Schmuck loved it when potential new copycatistaffers joined his team. He intuitively could detect the fresh ones ready for molding.

Etymology: copycat + staff

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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