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Workacolic

Top verboticism of the day created by petaj

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

Created by: petaj.

Comments:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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Contagent: /[kuhn-tey-juhnt]/ In the real estate business, there was only one man that made every client sick. Literally. Whether, rain or shine, herpes or measles, swine flu or walking pneumonia, Dan could always be relied on to show houses or man the phones as the hardest working contagent in the office. Etymology: A mash-up of 'contagion', the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact and 'agent', a person or business authorized to act on another person or business's behalf, a substance that causes a reaction, or any microorganism capable of causing disease. Created by: Ismelstar.

Comments:

great word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:07:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:39:00

Illdustrious: /ill-dus-tree-us/ Phil was a snotbucket that overfloweth. Still, he came to work and was an illdustrious little bee that paid no attention to whom he sneezed on or on what he wiped his moist and slimy hands. Etymology: ill, sick + industrious, hard-working Created by: arrrteest.

Fluvian: /floo-vi-ann/ Jake is such a fluvian. He is literally coughing his lungs up at his desk and its making me nauseous. Etymology: Derivative of influenza and the Greek 'vianoscous' which has several meanings, the most appropriate of which in this context is, the feeling you are left with when you receive an unwanted gift. Created by: didsbury.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by daniellegeorge. Thank you daniellegeorge. ~ James

arrrteest - 2008-05-07: 07:44:00
These are some great words today -- I had a hard time choosing.

pieceof314 - 2008-05-07: 11:53:00
Can I have a few more votes for today? These words are great today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-07: 23:01:00
Yes, it seems like we have a lot of phlegmbuoyant cohorkers and infedicated coughyearners here! ~ James

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