Verboticism: Platepleaser

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Philupthropy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fill-up-thrah-pee

Sentence: his expanding waistline was a testament to his philupthropic ways

Etymology: fill up, philanthropy

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle so clever!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-12: 10:30:00

Love it. - aayeye, 2007-10-14: 17:42:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:15:00

Wow! I was thinking along those lines:) - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:02:00

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Chowcow

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chou-kou

Sentence: Billy was such a chowcow that he not only finished everything on his own plate, he made the rounds of everyone else at the table to hoover in every stray morsel. In a restaurant, he would request an extra basket of bread to sop up any remaining juices on his plate. His personal mantra? "You gonna finish that?"

Etymology: Chow (food) + cow (a domestic bovine)

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Shovelicious

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Shuh-vuhl-ish-shuhs

Sentence: Stan's wife's meatloaf was absolutely shovelicious, as the three empty casserole pans could attest to, if they were actually able to talk.

Etymology: Shovel: eat fast + Delicious: tasty meal.

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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

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Compulsengorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: com-PUHLS-in-gorj

Sentence: Ingemar was virtually without self control when it came to eating and he had a fear of uneaten food going to waste so he would compulsengorge, even cleaning other people's plates, until all food was gone.

Etymology: Blend of 'compulsion'(a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act) and 'engorge' (To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts)

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Appenitite

Created by: tehbeks

Pronunciation: ah peh nuh tite

Sentence: Robert had skipped church that morning, so he decided to perform his appenitence with gusto at brunch.

Etymology: appetite + penitence

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Guilttony

Created by: AlohaJo

Pronunciation: Guilt-ton-y.

Sentence: In an act of sheer guilttony, he ate all of his food. And his brother's. And his parent's. And his pet's...

Etymology: Guilt (from "guilt"), and tony (from "gluttony")

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Terribleat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: terr + ih + bleat

Sentence: Look, those poor kids are starving, so the least I can do is terrobleat this food...for them.

Etymology: terrible + eat + guilt, of course

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Irrefeastable

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: ir-i-FEEST-uh-buh-l

Sentence: Jerry had an irrefeastable urge to scarf down every entree on the buffet.

Etymology: irresistable + feast

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