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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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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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mrskellyscl My orthodontist wanted me to transcendentalmedication. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 07:28:00

Fractured my tongue pronouncing it..great word! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 02:48:00

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Woim

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woim

Sentence: Mike's boss is such a woim. In private he will tell him what a wonderful worker he is, what wonderful ideas he has created for the company. In public he presents the ideas as completely original and uniquely his own. If something is not received with open arms or fails for some reason, he is also very good at woiming his way out by announcing the idea's originator. What Mr. Steal-your-thunder doesn't get is that the ideas that fail are the result of his not really understanding them and mismanaging their execution. Perhaps some day the woim will turn.

Etymology: What's Ours Is Mine (acronym). Sounds like worm (a weak or despicable person) from Jersey

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DrWebsterIII ouch ! Jersey - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:15:00

DrWebsterIII but i love the use of good acronym - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:16:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:40:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:41:00

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Sneakcred

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: sneek-red/snee-kred

Sentence: Philip was lurking behind the scenes all during the workgoroup's forming and storming stages. As usual, he was waiting for his moment to grab the spotlight. He earned his sneakcred stripes when at the very end of the task he stepped up and took control of the group and presented all of the information to the boss, and thus getting all the credit and recognition.

Etymology: Sneak + credit, like in "The inmate gained street cred upon his release."

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Capoon

Created by: djuanico

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

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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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Grouphog

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: groop- hog

Sentence: Mark was such a grouphog. Instead of collaborating for the final victorious hug, he would misanthropically hog all the rewards for himself.

Etymology: GROUPHOG INSTEAD OF GROUPHUG group (a number of persons gathered closely together forming a recognizable unit; cluster band, tribe + hog (to grab greedily; to take all or part of an unfair share of

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Speculize

Created by: Tignor

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Amego

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am ee go

Sentence: Stanley always took credit for his study team's efforts. It was like the rest of the group were his invisible writing team. The others were getting fed up with their amego, so they decided to pay him back. For this one particular project, they made up false data but were very persuasive in their report. Stanley grabbed the report, raced up to the front and presented the info as his own, thanking the little people who had helped him along the way. He was so full of his own self-importance that he failed to actually read the words and read them out blindly to the class. Imagine his regret at the report on the Bologna harvest from the those prolific baloney trees in Italy!

Etymology: Amigo (Spanish for friend or comrade) & Am (first person form of the verb "to be") & Ego ( (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind; an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others; your consciousness of your own identity)

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DrWebsterIII good one! - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:27:00

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Bravohno

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bra/voh/noh

Sentence: Bravohno, you nearly caught me - that was my idea after all.

Etymology: bravo + oh no

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Capoon

Created by: gotti1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

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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