Verboticism: Discreat

'Are you prepping for the office lunch?'

DEFINITION: v. To pig out at your desk right before a business lunch, so you'll be satisfied with a salad and water at the restaurant, and create the impression that you're not a glutton. n., A secret snack taken to strengthen one's resolve not to eat too much while others are watching.

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Prelunch

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēlənch

Sentence: As she prepared for the prelaunch celebration of her company*s newest health food offering Joan snuck out for a prelunch. A deep-fried, lard-laden cow-chow meal is completely at odds with her company*s mission statement but she had to get through the presentation of their new granola snack without shoving her face in the bowl. She felt a little better when she busted her boss in the checkout line of the local **greasy spoon** holding a match to her selection.

Etymology: prelaunch (concerning activities or conditions before the launch of a spacecraft, campaign, product, etc.) + lunch (a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal) lunch

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Gastrostash

Created by: Dfridal

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Sneaksnak

Created by: WriteBrighton

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Prevour

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pre-VOW-er

Sentence: Having an abnormally huge appetite Miranda found it socially necessary to prevour on office lunch days so as to be able to restrict her food intake at the weekly office lunch.

Etymology: Blend of the 'pre' (prefix meaning before) and 'devour' (to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously)

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Sneaksnack

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: snik-snack

Sentence: Shannon had a quick sneaksnack before going to the Friday lunch with the office gang. It kind of backfired on her as she still ended up looking like a glutton when all she was hungry for was conveniently, dessert.

Etymology: sneak + snack

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COMMENTS:

good word. - Mustang, 2008-01-15: 03:48:00

right on the button! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 21:53:00

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Preat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: preet

Sentence: When Dorothy knew the gang was going out for lunch at work, she would always preat at her desk. Whether a donut or a sandwich, this allowed her the chance to just nibble at a house salad and water. Her boss thought she ate like a bird and loved the fact that she cost him very little at these bashes. He just could never figure out why she was not skinnier...

Etymology: pre (before;in advance of) & Eat (eat a meal; take a meal)

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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: Jenny was a master at chowcanery to avoid eating in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: CHOWCANERY - noun - from CHOW (food) + CHICANERY (evasion, or deception used to trick, or deceive someone)

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Prehamble

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/ham/bul

Sentence: As a prehamble to her weightwatchers reunion she would pig out on meaty ham sandwiches so she could nibble contentedly on lettuce all evening.

Etymology: preamble + ham

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COMMENTS:

Great job of hamming it up! Made me smile! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:57:00

Cryptopig! Love your word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:37:00

You've brought home the bacon this time! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:15:00

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Sneakersnacker

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: sneeker snacker

Sentence: I told Mariana not to sneakersnacker before every meal she has with her boyfriend. Eventually, he's going to find out that she can't stop herself from totally pigging out.

Etymology: sneak, snack; sneaker, n., food fit for a glutton

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Previgorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PRE-veh-gorj

Sentence: Sandra had a 'secret' technique to avoid eating large meals at company gatherings that she called previgorge and though she knew that others in the office knew of her habit, she continued with the practice hoping that influential people at company luncheons would be impressed with her 'sensible self control'.

Etymology: Blend of 'previous' (coming or occurring before something else; prior) and 'gorge' (a gluttonous meal)

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Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:37:00

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