Verboticism: Appenitite

'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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Scrappetite

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: scrap/e/tite

Sentence: Louis wondered how he was ever going to be in good enough shape to join the guys in their first "Bros to the Finishline Marathon." His mother first painted that picture of starving children in Africa who would do anything to eat his brussel sprouts for breakfast, lunch AND dinner when he was about three years old. Since then, he has had a very unhealthy scrappetite and cannot leave a single crumb on his plate. While his buddies cross the finish line, he will be on the sidelines tossing them cups of water, proud of the fact that it is due to his "inner humanitarian" that he can't join them on this one.

Etymology: Scrap + Appetite

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Pignial

Created by: julyd

Pronunciation: pig-ni-al

Sentence: His friends often said he was in pignial because of his excessive eating habits and poor justifications.

Etymology: pig + denial

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Chowbella

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelə

Sentence: In a slightly misguided act of atonement, Gerry started the Double Clean Plate Club. When he was a kid his mother had always pushed him to clean his plate for the starving children of the world. Now with the thought that more is better, members gorge themselves with what Gerry calls chowbella, beautiful food. So far he and his club members have raised a lot more blood pressures than dollars. Next week*s gourmand-a-thon may change that.

Etymology: chow (food) + bella (beautiful - Italian)

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Grubsessive

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: grəbsɛsɪv

Sentence: Having grown up being chided to always be in the ”clean plate club”, Billy has become grubsessive. The disposer in his sink is in practically pristine condition. Those starving children in Africa don’t stand a chance getting anything out of this food chain.

Etymology: grub (food) + obsessive (to be preoccupied)

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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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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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Noshnik

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Created by: davrand

Pronunciation: Nosh + nik

Sentence: My husband Shlomo is such a noshnik. When I got up this morning to wash the dishes from last night dinner party, I found crumbs in the sink where he was eating all the leftover crackers and cheese.

Etymology: A combination of nosh, to eat food greedily, from the Yiddish word for snack bar and nudnik, an irritating person, a bore, from the Russian word nudnyĭ meaning tedious.

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Fanguish

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Fan-gwish

Sentence: Bob had a nutribent: he always had to chowhole every last crumb from his plate. Was it bingetwinge, culpident or fangpang that consumed him or ayenbite of inwit that drove him? No-one really knew, but some suggested that he was merely a peckadent shamnivore with glut-instinct. But, although, and perhaps, it was just fanguish!

Etymology: Fanguish:fang-tooth & to eat & anguish. Chowhole: blend of chow,whole & hole. Nutriment:food & bent(inclination.)'Ayenbite of Inwit'(Remorse of Conscience)-Kentish work of M English. Peckadent(peck & decadent.)Shamnivore:feigned eater.

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COMMENTS:

you could add vanquish to your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-12: 09:26:00

Over the Top! Excellent! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 09:58:00

MrDave2176 Cute - MrDave2176, 2007-10-12: 16:31:00

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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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Mollycoddle

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: moll-y-coddle

Sentence: Bob's such a mollycoddle. He keeps eating even though he claims to be stuffed.

Etymology: Mollycoddle - n., To overindulge. v., To be overindulged.

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