Verboticism: Chowcanery

'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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Counterfeast

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /koun-ter-feest/

Sentence: Joy's roommate quietly let Bradley into the apartment on her way out the door, while pointing him toward the kitchen, where he caught Joy snarfing down a couple of pizza-bagels — obviously counterfeasting before their dinner-date.

Etymology: counterfeit - done in imitation of something genuine; feigned (Old French, contrefait "contrary to facts") + feast - eat heartily (from Latin, fēstus "festival")

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COMMENTS:

"Does counterfeasting count more when you sit at the counter to do it?" asked the accountant. This creation, Tigger, just cries out for lots more wordplay! Good job. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:00:00

Perhaps, she found the joy of apizzament! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:34:00

a tasty creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:51:00

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Clandesdine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klan-des-dahyn

Sentence: When Jill heard that the boss was going to surprise the staff by sending out for pizza. She really didn't like pizza too much so she knew she would have to clandesdine at her desk if she was going to get a decent meal. The box of donuts stashed in her bottom drawer was surrepdelicious.

Etymology: clandestine (done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment) + dine (to take any meal)

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Sneack

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sneek

Sentence: Angela was unaware of the office lunch that day and panicked because she had no sneack food at her desk.

Etymology: Sneak - to do something secretly. Snack - a quick bit of food.

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Cramwich

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: KRAM - wich

Sentence: Marla would eat a cramwich or two at her desk so often that her keyboard keys started to stick together with cramdrops.

Etymology: cram - to stuff in + sandwich - two slices of bread filled with meat, salads, condiments, etc.

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COMMENTS:

Which witches of the watercress sandwich lunch practiced cramwiching first? Funnypunny word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:06:00

cramdrops keep falling on my head.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:38:00

I guess that's how Marla keeps crammaging her keyboard... (those who sometimes eat at your computer — ever turn it over and shake all the cramdrops out? ) - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:40:00

Nah, nothing came out. Looks like I'm gonna have to use the cramdropsickle again! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 00:23:00

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Hastytaste

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈhā-stē-ˈtāst\ (hay-stee-tayste)

Sentence: Susan knew the presentation could drag on for hours, so she hastytasted a granola bar to hold her stomach over.

Etymology: Haste- Germanic Taste- Old French

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Sneakpigout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek pig owt

Sentence: What a Boar! Peggy was doing her usual sneakpigout at her desk before the big lunch out with the bosses. Apparently it was in honor of the new guy (hunk), Les Piggott. Just as she was cramming a big chunk of pizza into her cake-hole, the honoree stopped by her pen. He told her she was sow lovely and looked swill. He offered to give her a ride on his hog. She herd the haunting music of Swine Lake and then before she knew it they were porking each other in her sty and missed the lunch completely. She became Miss Piggy and he was the Loin King. Afterwards, news of their cloven encounter was bacon the rounds at work.

Etymology: Sneak (clandestine;secret;put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner) & Pig Out (overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself) Play on Sneak Peak.

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Sneaksnak

Created by: WriteBrighton

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Prebingeify

Created by: jack189

Pronunciation: Pre-binge-if-i

Sentence: Jan was talking to Pam in the break room and Jan said, "I'm really hungry, but I don't want to eat a lot at that luch." "Yeah",replied Pam," I'm really going to have to prebingeify for this one!"

Etymology: Pre(before)+binge(to eat a lot)+ify(suffix used to make word a verb)

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Surreprandial

Created by: Vercingetorix

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Cramoflage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRAM-uh-flahzh

Sentence: Bob, an arcanivore, whose hogma was: " lets binge from breakfast, for at office lunch we diet", carefully cramoflaged all morning long on Krispy Kreamy donuts.

Etymology: CRAMOFLAGE: blend of cram & camouflage, 2. HOGMA (hog & dogma) 3.ARCANIVORE: (arcane & -vore, as in omnivore)

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COMMENTS:

deelicious! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-15: 07:38:00

Amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:37:00

another very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:31:00

did somebody say donuts??? I can feel a cramcrave coming on... Another great word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:00:00

Mmmm... donuts! —Homer J. Simpson - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:47:00

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