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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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Assinkizzor

Created by: rjk31

Pronunciation: a/ssss/kiss/er

Sentence: T was such an assinkizzor that she sucks up to every detail of Mary

Etymology:

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there are too many assinkizzors! - rjk31, 2007-06-14: 15:24:00

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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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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: PANDEROX - PANDER + XEROX - verb - from PANDER (To cater to the tastes and desires of others) + XEROX (to copy, reproduce, or duplicate)

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indupitably, what a pandora's box we weave. good word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 09:52:00

original and clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:08:00

metrohumanx I once saw a panderox in an asian zoo. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:09:00

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Clonenoser

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: clo - nozer

Sentence: Greta was a total clonenoser. First she started to wear the same lipstick color as her boss. Next the shoes, then the bracelet. She thought it a compliment to her boss that she had started to "evolve" into her likeness.

Etymology: clone (a perfect copy), noser - brown noser (someone who kisses up to the boss

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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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Bosschick

Created by: Greggie

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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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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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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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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