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

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Brownposer

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: brown/poh-zur

Sentence: Jill was such a brownposer; she even bought the same hideous neon green purse that her supervisor had.

Etymology: brown-noser/pose

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Repliboss

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Like replicating. And then boss.

Sentence: My god, look at Tony. Wearing his fancy high heels and mini skirt. He's totally replibossing.

Etymology: Replicating and...boss

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Suckupubus

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: suk-UP-yoo-bus

Sentence: The unbearable irony was that while Karen was a suckupubus, her boss Keith's only identifying characterstic was that he was a brown-noser.

Etymology: succubus: a (female) demon that seduces humans; suck-up: one who tries to curry favour at every opportunity

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COMMENTS:

good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:32:00

petaj Got my vote - you could have added boss in the etymology.. suck up your boss - suckupuboss. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:57:00

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Bosschick

Created by: Greggie

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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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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Suckcessor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: successor

Sentence: Tina is now a consultant on suckcession planning. She has a wealth of experience in career advancement through the judicious use plastic surgery and the less intrusive techniques of mimicry and style adoption.

Etymology: suck up to + successor

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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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Suckape

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: suck-ape

Sentence: Jen's such a suckape. In order to ingratiate herself to the boss she decided to copy him, so she changed political parties and started listening to Barry Manilow. But wearing green polyester suits with running shoes is just a bit over the top.

Etymology: suckup: ingratiate oneself to, often insincerely + ape: one who copies the mannerisms or words of another; an imitator

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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

'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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