Verboticism: Cleanplatism

'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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Compunctuate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: km punk chu ayt

Sentence: Gary's impulse to compuctuate himself at every meal was no doubt a result of growing up listening to his mother's incessant "Clean up your plate...kids in Africa are starving" rantings.

Etymology: Compunction (a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Ate (fed oneself)

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Gobblesate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Gobb-el-sayt

Sentence: As a child, Tom's mother always reminded him of the starving children in Africa everytime he thought about leaving his dinner. So even now at the age of forty two he would never leave a single thing on his plate in order to ease the guilt of the mental picture she had planted firmly in his head. Even if he had to sit there for hours just to make sure every scrap of food had been eaten, it didn't matter as long as he felt he had done his bit for mankind. This could possibly explain why he weighed thirty five and a half stone!

Etymology: Gobble( to hurriedly eat a large amount) + Sate( supply with as much or more than desired or can be managed) = Gobblesate

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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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Compleatism

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /kəmˈplidˌɪzṃ/

Sentence: The compleatist was also very lazy, so the nearly empty jar of peanut butter that he couldn't be bothered to scrape out sat in the cupboard for years.

Etymology: complete + eat + -ism

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Platepleaser

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the platepleaser felt very satisfied about finishing his six course dinner, the homeless men outside was hungry because the garbage can had nothing to offer today.

Etymology: Plate = food Pleaser = to please

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Remorsel

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ree-mawr-suhl

Sentence: Jonah's mother hammered him every night about cleaning his plate and how there were starving children around the world. Now he can't stand to see any remorsel go uneaten. His wife hasn't had to rinse a single plate before loading it into the dishwasher since they first met.

Etymology: remorse (deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction) + morsel (a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc)

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Gulpability

hooterbug

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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Gastronopathic

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My gastronopathic tendencies forces me to clean my plate.

Etymology: Gastronomy + Empathy

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Compassioneat

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kum PASH un eet

Sentence: Mr. Hoover always thinks of those less fortunate as he enjoys his meals, remembering his mother's words that "there are children in China who would love to eat" whatever is on his plate. He is very compassioneat, sometimes "dedicating" each of his second, third, etc., helpings to some unknown starving person. He even considers eating food off the floor to be "helping Mother Earth" by "recycling" something that would otherwise go uneaten. "Waste not, want not," he always says. More like "Waste not, waist YES."

Etymology: compassionate + eat

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Gulpability

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: gulp/a/bill/i/tee

Sentence: Dave's gulpability was uncontested. He felt he had to finish every last drop of food or drink so that it would not go to waste - unfortunately it went to waist.

Etymology: culpability + gulp

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COMMENTS:

Big Gulpability an new 7-Eleven drink! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 09:55:00

Very good word blend with wider application. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:10:00

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