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DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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Raverobber

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /REYV-rob-er/

Sentence: Patrick was walking by the conference room when he happened to see one of the slides he'd created for the team's presentation from last week being shown on the screen, so he stopped and peeked in. Their proposal had been a big hit with the customer, but now Aaron, his coworker, was going over their presentation with the division manager and, raverobber that he is, Aaron was taking credit for the entire proposal, and for single-handedly winning the new account.

Etymology: Play on the word 'Graverobber'; Rave - extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic, e.g. 'rave reviews of a new play' (from Old French, raver "showing signs of madness or delirium) + Robber - one who steals; a thief (from Old High German, roubon "to rob")

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That was very Aarongent of his coworker to do...good word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:53:00

very creative and intersting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:35:00

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Tempovashun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: temp-O-VAY-shun

Sentence: After counselling in his previous job, Gordon decided that the only way to stay employed was to kudostifle his personal desires and give more recognition to his team mates. Unfortunately, he could only manage a tempovashun and within weeks of starting his new job he had alienated the team by reflecting all their glory on to himself.

Etymology: temp (temporary) + ovation (applause) + shun (avoid)

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another goodie - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:21:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:33:00

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Hijaccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HAHY-jak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: Bob targetted membership of winning teams like an elite-seeking missile. Determined to sit on the top rung of the ladder of success, he was unashamely prepared to hi-jaccolade himself to fame, fortune and, to arise Sir Robert, through stealing the limelight from others.

Etymology: HIJACK: sieze control, take over, to swindle & ACCOLADE: special acknowledgement, expression of approval, an award, honor, laudatory note.

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petaj I like this combination - petaj, 2008-04-30: 03:26:00

Catches the definition very well. Great verbotomism. May be best for the day. - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:08:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:19:00

good one - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:52:00

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Hardworkinghogger

Created by: monkey88

Pronunciation: hard-work-ing-hog-ger

Sentence: Sam had just helped his fellow team mates finish up on a project that they had been working on for quite some time now. It was due to be handed in the following day. Upon due day, Sam had handed in the project with only HIS name on it, claiming he had worked on the project all by himself. What a hardworkinghogger!!!

Etymology: Hard working (putting in your all) + Hogger (taking credit for everything)

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Transferentialcreditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/fur/en/shal/credi/tay/shun

Sentence: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi tried to take transferentialcreditation for all the Beatles hits after the time they spent with him.

Etymology: transfer + credit + play on transcendental meditation

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Excellent!! - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:09:00

Thought-provoking! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00

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Kudograbber

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOO- doe - grab - uhr

Sentence: Lindstrom was little more than mediocre in his contributions to team efforts but he went overboard in trying to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team.

Etymology: Blend of 'kudo' (honor; glory; acclaim) and 'grab' (To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly)

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Increditulous

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: in-cred-eh-chyo-lus

Sentence: Brad liked to work with newbies because they were not savy to his increditulous ways. He would sucker them all into believing they were working towards a common goal, but really he would be lifting himself on the shoulders of others all the while pretending to be genuine.

Etymology: in, not + credit,the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person + credulous, willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.

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I worked with someone like that. They would be not much more than a cheerleader and then take credit for everything. - pieceof314, 2008-05-01: 10:17:00

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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: After all, this team effort is really about me. I'm the one who needs to get ahead because I deserve to and some of the input was mine. It's certainly fair to me to mesurp the ideas and credit for the good of the whole group. Because if I get ahead the whole group benefits. It would be shameful and dishonest of me not to step forward and claim all the accolades because if no one claims them, then they would just go to waste. I would be truly letting the group and myself down.

Etymology: me + usurp (seize another's place, authority, or possession wrongfully)

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Taskmasterful

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Tarsk-mar-stur-full

Sentence: He sat back while the rest of the team worked their socks off, only to take all the credit when the task was complete. At the end of the day he felt so taskmasterful no-one could wipe the smug grin off his face, although there were a few who were itching to do just that.

Etymology: Task(a job to be carried out) Taskmaster(A person who will do everything to make sure the job gets done no matter what.) Taskmasterful = taking full credit

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Megoalie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: me gole ee

Sentence: Stan Stun was the designated goalie for the Castor Raiders...a small-town local hockey team with big dreams. Although he had much help from his team, he took credit for any wins they enjoyed. He acted as though he was the one who shot the puck clear across the ice to the opposition's net. His team mates called him their megoalie behind his back. When they complained to him, he always bragged that the Stanley Cup was named after him and thanks to him they would win it one day!

Etymology: Me & Ego (myself;me me me me)& Goalie (the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal;part of a team)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-30: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-02: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-07-03: 21:40:00
Уважаемые пользователи, друзья! Хотелось бы поделиться несложной и оч

artipt - 2018-07-04: 09:22:00
Приветствую! Наткнулся на очень прибыльный метод по добычи криптовалюты. Вкладывать ничего не нужно. Способ очень простой, освоит как школьни