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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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Gripefitter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grype fit ter

Sentence: Charlie had gone to trade school to get his ticket, so that he would always be able to find work. After a few years of being a pipefitter, he got bored and became a gripefitter. He complained about everything to everybody, but did not want to give up his status and benefits, plus the money was great. Apparently complaining about his job ran in his family as one of his brothers was a whine merchant, another a beef industry executive and the third a journeymoan electrician.

Etymology: Gripe (to complain) & Pipefitter (A pipefitter (also called steamfitter), not to be mistaken for a plumber, is a tradesman who lays out, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems)

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Dronenut

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: drone-nut

Sentence: Even though there were free donuts laid on for morning tea, Gerry and the other dronenuts huddled in the corner working hard at denigrating the company that kept them employed despite their low productivity.

Etymology: drone (1. an idler or drudge; 2. dull monotonous tone) + nut (fanatic) + donut (round like hamsters wheel)

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COMMENTS:

So true, so true! Good down-to-earth word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:22:00

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Criveleehood

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mary makes a great criveleehood as a teacher. Her students are horrible.

Etymology: cry livelyhood

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Labomasochism

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: lay - boh - mas - ooh - gism

Sentence: Don't be so labomasochistic.

Etymology: labo = labour masochism = pleasure from pain

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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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Bellyyay

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BEHL-lee-yay

Sentence: Alex plan was this: why aspire to supervising manager when he could bellyyay all he wanted as managerial supervisor?

Etymology: bellyache + yay

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Breadwhiner

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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