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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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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Catholick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: cat o lihk

Sentence: He gave his plate a Catholick

Etymology: catholic, lick

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COMMENTS:

I love it! - astorey, 2008-09-12: 10:43:00

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Gormanitarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gawr/man/i/tair/ee/uhn

Sentence: Joe, the ultimate gormanitarian, was quoted as saying, " I ate six helpings of everything for all the starving children in the world. God bless them and pass the leftover ham and potatoes."

Etymology: GORMANITARIAN - noun - from GORMANDIZE (to eat greedily, or ravenously) + HUMANITARIAN (having concern for and helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people)

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Gulpability

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: ˌgəl-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē

Sentence: Max's extreme Gulpabilty had caused him to balloon to a quite hefty 450 pounds. All his life his mother had chastised him for not finishing his meals. "Think of all the kids in India Max that dont get anything but rice, or whatever it is they grow over there!" I'm sure they would LOVE to get some fresh peas and corn in their bellies"

Etymology: Gulp (a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp") + Culpable (blameworthiness, a state of guilt)

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COMMENTS:

Well done! - astorey, 2008-09-12: 10:41:00

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-09-12: 13:06:00

We'd hate for him to be too gulpable! - Nosila, 2008-09-12: 22:21:00

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Gourmanthropy

Created by: Boomertoo

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Sentence: Her gourmanthropy did not appear to give her any solace.

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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

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Aqueat

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ack-wheat

Sentence: "Clear the plate young man! Aqueat your food - starving children would love to have that last piece of brocolli on your plate."

Etymology: Aquit (to clear), Eat (to consume)

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Malfeastance

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: mal-feest-uhns

Sentence: Ken felt guilty about ordering 100 dollars worth of foie gras and the malfeastance he fealt led him to order Baluga Caviar and Kentucky Fried Chicken. He washed it down with a bottle of Kristal and a few Red Bulls.

Etymology: malfeasance + feast

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COMMENTS:

scrumpdelicious - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-12: 09:27:00

Good to see that Ken has taken a stance! Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:08:00

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Glutanthropy

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: glut-an-throw-fy

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Etymology: glutton; philanthropy

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Fedbyproxy

Created by: systemax57

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