Verboticism: Prehamble

'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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Surreprandial

Created by: Vercingetorix

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Gastrostash

Created by: Dfridal

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Saladsinner

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sal-ed-sin-er

Sentence: Mary was an unrepentent salad sinner. Right before a date or any other sort of meal where she was eating out and in the company of others, she would raid the nearest refrigerator and gorge herself on whatever she could find. This made her the most reviled person in the office, and cost her quite a few second dates, as she would ask to stop by her date's apartment to use the restroom, then detour through the kitchen and return to the front door still licking her lips.

Etymology: Salad spinner modified to salad sinner

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Cryptogobbler

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: krip-toh-gob-ler

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Etymology: From 'crypto-' - a prefix to mean 'secret' or 'hidden', and 'gobble' - to eat something quickly and greedily.

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Plurge

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Plh-urge

Sentence: I need to plurge before tonights business dinner.

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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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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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Deviousuprevious

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dee-vee-us-sup-pree-vee-us

Sentence: I came upon Geraldine in the ladies washroom. Running late for the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, it was odd to observe the deviousuprevious behavior she exhibited. I saw her hunched over the wastebasket and moved closer to get a better look. She was stuffing cheese cubes and crackers into her mouth at a furious rate of speed. Being well known for her survivalist approach to eating, I now knew her secret.

Etymology: Devious (sneaky, sly, covert, stealthy) + sup (to take a small amount of food or drink, to take supper) + previous (prior to, before)

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Munchandlunch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: munch and lunch

Sentence: Marianne's pre-emptive munchandlunch was an attempt to fill up before going out on Company lunch meetings. That way she could eat breadsticks and water and still appear sated.

Etymology: Munch (snack) & lunch (midday meal)

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Gnawhide

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: naw - hide

Sentence: Rusty was gaining quite a reputation. His coworkers secretly called him "ol' gnawhide" as they had caught him at his desk, in the supply closet, in the washroom and even in the stairwell, eating ribs, chicken and turkey legs before luncheon/meetings with the Board of Directors. Because he wanted to maintain the carefully crafted personna of "health nut", representing that he only ate fruit, berries and nuts, he found it necessary to cater to his inner-carnivore when he knew that he would not have access to his favorites for the rest of the day.

Etymology: Gnaw (to chew or bite on with the teeth), Hide (to conceal or cover up).

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COMMENTS:

Great, now I have the Rawhide song going through my head: "Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those hot doggies rollin', Rawhide! Good word though... - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:54:00

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