Verboticism: Cramouflage

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Preglut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Pree - glut

Sentence: To avoid seeming to be a heavy eater Lucinda always brought an ample supply of snack foods so she could preglut just before office lunches.

Etymology: Pre (before) + glut (feed to excess)

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling ... preg-lut and pre-glut ... a pregnant preglut ... springs to mind! Fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:53:00

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Prebingeinate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pree-binj-in-ate

Sentence: Sue prebingeinated every time her friends asked her out for lunch unbeknownst to them.

Etymology: pre + binge

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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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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

Etymology:

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Preglut

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prē glət

Sentence: Marcy had an image to uphold. Whenever she was going to lunch with a client she would preglut from her in-desk snack stash. Few would guess that she had more Ho Hos than Santa.

Etymology: pre (before) + gluttony (habitual greed or excess in eating)

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COMMENTS:

Simple. To the point. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-12: 07:47:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:10:00

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Prelunch

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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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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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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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