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Grumployee

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: grum-ploy-ee

Sentence: If he was rated on how well and long he bitched about work, Bob would be CEO of the company by now.

Etymology: grump, employee

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It would be a bit long but your word would be good mixed with Riki's grumployeeofthemoanth - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:29:00

Met heaps of them! Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:26:00

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Assiwhine

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: ass-i-whine

Sentence: I wish Fred would quit. He's such an assiwhine.

Etymology: n., derived from assignment (something assigned, as a particular task or duty; job) and whine (to snivel or complain in a peevish, self-pitying way)

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Occupulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ock-yew-pule-AY-shun

Sentence: Reginald griped and complained so often and so long at work that most folks realized that whining had become his ocupulation, a fact that had many of them wishing he'd take his skills elsewhere.

Etymology: Blend of 'occupation' (a person's usual or principal work or business) and 'pule' (whine)

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Ogreacheiver

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: ogre-achiever (crap...."i" before "e")

Sentence: Kevin has nothing better to do than complain all day. What an ogreachiever.

Etymology: ogre: an unpleasant beast. achiever

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Gulugu

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation:

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Whinaholic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: whin/a/hol/ic

Sentence: My boss is a major whinaholic about his job. Our hours are 8:30 - 5:00, but he arrives at 7:30 and leaves at 5:30 so he can smooze and cruise with the staff, but never stops bitching about all that he has to do.

Etymology: WHINAHOLIC - noun - from WHINE (snivel, or complain in a self-pitying way) + WORKAHOLIC (One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work)

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Colleave

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: kol/leev

Sentence: It was bad enough that my desk was moved away from window with the gorgeous city view. I now had to endure working side by side with Ken, the company's colleave. Everyday it was the same. Ranting, whining, threatening and the packing and unpacking of his personal belongings, only to then have to "smile and wave" at the end of the day as he said "Another day another dollar. See you tomorrow."

Etymology: colleague + leave

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Masoccupachism

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Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: mas-ok-yu-pa-kiz-uhm

Sentence: Her masoccupachism was starting to annoy her coworkers, constant complaining of her work was driving them crazy.

Etymology: combination of masochism (gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc.) and occupation.

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Teddy had found his true Knockupation in life. He was a restaurant critic and described his gourmet adventures in the local rag. He took his title "Critic" to heart and never had anything good to say about anywhere he dined. Not only did the food and service not please him, he bad-mouthed his job to anyone who would listen. He complained about the food, the deadlines he had to file his reviews, the pending slander lawsuits from restaurants he reviewed and the fact that he was the only one in town with any sense of taste, style or epicurean knowledge. The fact that all this horrible food had added many inches to his girth was another source of complaint. If the food was really that bad, why did he clean his plate everytime and even ask for more? The reality was that this position knockupied all his waking hours and he could not imagine doing anything else!

Etymology: Knock (negative criticism) & Occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; any activity that occupies a person's attention )

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metrohumanx As usual, an excellent little parable. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 02:12:00

A winner for sure! And I will admit, if I was dining near him I might have to fight the urge to sockupy him. :) But that's just me. *giggle* - lumina, 2008-09-16: 22:50:00

If you're an actor, is it a mockupation? Is a jet pilot a machupation? Does Bon Jovi have a rockupation? Is being a longshoreman a dockupation? Is an electrician a shockupation? Is Teaching a chalkupation? Is being a cop a glockupation? Do the people at Lego have blockupations? Does a hairstylist or a security guard have a lockupation? Is being a lecturer a talkupation? Is a shepherd a flockupation? Is a symphony conductor a Bachupation? Is being an athlete a jockupation? Is a Chinese Restaurant owner a wokupation? Somebody stop me...please! - Nosila, 2008-09-17: 00:34:00

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Jobaholic

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: job - a - hollik

Sentence: Despite Jeff's denials, everyone knew he was a secret jobaholic, smiling at his work when he thought no-one was looking.

Etymology:

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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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