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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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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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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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Occuprickick

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ock-u-prick-kick

Sentence: With a yearning to occuplague rather than be occupied, Bob's beefs were legendary. And he certainly wasn't a workhorse, more a worknag. The thrill for him each day at the office was the occuprickick.

Etymology: Blend of the "occup" of occupation; prick: to nettle, sting, annoy, be a nuisance and "kick" to get enjoyment or a thrill from something.

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COMMENTS:

Hahaha! Actually, I like "Occuprick" better! I may need to incorporate that into my vocabulary. :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-18: 10:38:00

another great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:16:00

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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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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.

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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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Entropeeve

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: EN-truh-peev

Sentence: Bob's usual ennui has really become a persistant entropeeve - I wish he'd just shut up or quit.

Etymology: Entropy:The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity + peeve: cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

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COMMENTS:

Nice simple blend. Love the sentence too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:24:00

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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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Industragripe

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: in-dus-tra-gripe

Sentence: After 30 years at her government job, Alma gradually had become a professional industragripe.

Etymology: industry (work) & gripe (complain/moan/bitch)

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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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