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Fretoric

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɹɛdəˌɹɪk/

Sentence: Fredrick complained all the time, but it was just fretoric.

Etymology: from fret + rhetoric

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Depestic

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: d-pest-ic

Sentence: being depestic is physically draining

Etymology: the combincation of depression and pessimism

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Operantive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: opp errr ant ihv

Sentence: most operantives work behind reception or in similar affront of house positions.

Etymology: operative, rant

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COMMENTS:

so true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-16: 16:24:00

Amen...what is it about those jobs that turns nice people into miseries? Or makes bad ones worse? Maybe it has to do with dealing with idiots all day long. - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:42:00

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Breadwhiner

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bredwīnər

Sentence: As the chief breadwhiner for his family, Thomas feels trapped in a job he hates. He can moan, gripe, snivel and grumble with the best of them. Perhaps working in the complaint department isn’t the best match for him.

Etymology: breadwinner (a person who earns money to support a family) + whiner (a feeble or petulant complainer)

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Moanerlisa

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mone-er-LEE-sah

Sentence: Lisa's workmates had dubbed her with the nickname 'moanerlisa' not only for her penchant for whining thru the day about her job but also for the wry smile she constantly wore while griping.

Etymology: Blend of words 'moaner' (one who complains or expresses pain) and Lisa, a woman's name. Play on the name of the painting, Mona Lisa

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Moanitor

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Moan/it/tor

Sentence: Joan was a classic moanitor, the whole office knew she always volunteered to organise the staff day out just so she would have even more material for her non stop complaining

Etymology: Moan: the sound a complainant makes Monitor: a person with special duties such as giving out milk

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Officianotso

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Uh-fishy-ah-not-so

Sentence: His complaints about the office, his work schedule and work conditions garnered him the label 'officianotso'.

Etymology: Office + not + so

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Employmenagaddictomist

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: employ-men-NAG-a-dictomist

Sentence: "Hazel is such an employmenagaddictomist, but she'll never leave Consolidated - she likes her office chair too much."

Etymology: Employment, gainful work, Nag meaning to kvetch and complain, addict, one who is addicted to the preceding, -omist ending indicating a set prediliction

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Employvent

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: em-ploi-vent

Sentence: His endless employvent forced his co-workers to wear their Ipods whilst at work which eventually led to their termination not his.

Etymology: employment + vent (as in to express out loud)

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Whinetofiver

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: wine-too-five-er

Sentence: Would you just listen to that whinetofiver

Etymology: whinny+nine-to-fiver

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-18: 00:48:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 03:37:00
"occupulation" is a great word, and easy to pronounce, too.

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
hillarious!

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
oops that was meant for sisyfuss

lumina - 2008-09-18: 02:22:00
Nosila! Your "pation" fit was GREAT! NOBODY stop him! HA! Is owning a pawn shop a hockupation? Shouldn't the kid on the corner in his yellow traffic get up get paid for that blockupation? Ok, somebody slap us both... :) Congrats on the win Nose!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-15: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth. ~ James

wordslikevenom - 2011-06-30: 19:40:00
Vintage ;)

'This job sucks, but I love it...'

DEFINITION: n., A person who diligently and persistently complains about their work. v., To enjoy bellyaching about your job so much that you would never consider quitting.

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