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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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Moandrone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mone drone

Sentence: Sherry was a moandrone. She endlessly complained about everything at work. Her peers called her Moana Lot behind her back and many had told her she should quit if she hated it so much. But truth is, despite it all, she had found the perfect job at the distillery. She was now officially called a whine taster...

Etymology: Moan (complain,indicate displeasure/discomfort) & Drone (an unchanging intonation;someone who takes more time than necessary, lags behind)

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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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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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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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Dronenut

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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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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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Employeeofthemoanth

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: em-ploy-ee-ov-the-mohnth

Sentence: she was well-known throughout the office for being an employeeofthemoanth

Etymology: moan, employee-of-the-month

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:14:00

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Gripeonista

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He was the consummate gripeonista of the entire office.

Etymology: Gripe and the ending "onista" as loosley adopted from the Spanish, e.g. "fashionista."

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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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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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