Verboticism: Gourmanthropy

'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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Chowbella

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelÉ™

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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Hooverize

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: WHO-vuhr-eyes

Sentence: Timmy The Beard returned from his sojourn in the deep woods and proceeded to HOOVERIZE every edible morsel placed before him.

Etymology: HOOVER-a popular brand of vacuum cleaner + suffix "IZE" = HOOVERIZE.

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metrohumanx I just came in at number twenty-five-I'm oh so happy and so glad to be alive. Everybody says i'm gonna get to the top....Life is so easy when your record's hot ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 15:28:00

metrohumanx Amazing. I zoomed up to #59 in like. 30 minutes.Go figure :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:24:00

As long as he doesn't like to J.Edgar Hooverize...or as they sing in Monty Python's Lumberjack Song..."I cuts down trees, I wears high heels, suspenders and a bra, I wants to be a lady, just like my old Papa!: - Nosila, 2008-09-12: 22:33:00

Timmy the Beard. I think I dated him. :) - lumina, 2008-09-12: 22:49:00

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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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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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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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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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Catholick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: cat o lihk

Sentence: He gave his plate a Catholick

Etymology: catholic, lick

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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: Joey, 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: gormandizer (glutton) + humanitarian

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COMMENTS:

funny! - remistram, 2007-10-12: 09:34:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:08:00

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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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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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vmalcolm Great word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-12: 07:37:00

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