Verboticism: Compulsengorge

'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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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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Gastronopathic

Created by: aayeye

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

Etymology: Gastronomy + Empathy

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Obligeater

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ob-lig-eet-er

Sentence: Although the servings were huge, obligeater that he was, Doug polished off everything on the plate

Etymology: obligate, eater

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Cleanplatism

Created by: nyxnekhbet

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Sentence: Joe wasn't really hungry but his cleanplatism kept him from leaving even a morsel for the mice.

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Gluttonagia

Created by: Anthporter

Pronunciation: glutt'n'a'jeh

Sentence: Thinking of all the poor children in the world, Bob couldn't help but clean off his plate in a moment of gluttonagia.

Etymology: glutton: a person devoted to eating and drinking in excess -agia: a derivative of the Greek phago, to eat; sounds like Asia, in reference to "think of those poor, starving children in Asia"

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

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Specktroscoopick

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: spec/trow/scoop/ic

Sentence: Stan was a very specktroscoopick individual and would scoop up or pick up every speck of food at the table no matter how minuscule the crumb might seem to the untrained eye.

Etymology: spectroscopic + speck + scoop + pick

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Seefoodiet

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: seafood-diet

Sentence: Wally wasn't called Wally because his name was Wallace, it was because he resembled a Walrus due to his seefoodiet.

Etymology: An oldy but a goody. I'm on a diet. Oh really, what kind? A seafood diet. I see food and eat it.

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Overgluttonizing

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: o-vur/glut-tun/is-ing/

Sentence: It is crazy to overgluttonize even when the food isn't yours.

Etymology: over(more) glutton(eating a lot) ize(suffix)

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