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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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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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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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Twingratiate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: twin grat chee ayt

Sentence: It was subtle at first, the way George starting copying some of his manager's phrases and favourite words. Then it became more obvious to the rest of the staff that he was copying mannerisms and fashion style of his boss. He got a raise and a promotion by being able to twingratiate himself with the boss...same hair-do (now bald, like the boss);same big goggles; same polyester leisure suits and same hideous patterned shirts. Things went well for George for a time. Then his world was torn apart when the boss transferred and a new, sharp lady boss took over. How the heck was he going to twingratiate himself with her without looking like Tootsie???

Etymology: Twin (duplicate or match) & Ingratiate (gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts)

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Copyfavority

Created by: flippinsweetswim

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence:

Etymology: copy plus favorite

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Apeproval

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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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Mimlick

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: mim lik

Sentence: Harry was such a good mimlick that sometimes he was mistaken for his boss

Etymology: mimic + lick

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Ingratiape

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: in-gray-si-aip

Sentence: Ms. York was able to photocopy her fundament on "letter" at the office party, while Susan had to switch to "legal", undermining her ongoing efforts to ingratiape herself with her supervisor.

Etymology: ingratiate + ape (copy)

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COMMENTS:

this is good!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 11:49:00

Nice one. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:23:00

I like it. - texmom, 2007-06-14: 18:14:00

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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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Shtickophant

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SHTIHK-uh-fuhnt

Sentence: When Alex suddenly worked under a new boss, his days as a shtickophant were numbered, as there was no way he was going around in stilettos and pearls.

Etymology: shtick (idiosyncrasy, gimmick) + sycophant

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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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