Verboticism: Cryptogobbler

'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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Cramouflage

Created by: Niarc

Pronunciation: 'Cram-o-flage'

Sentence: Anticipating management's poor attempt at a staff buffet, Pete went about his usual cramouflage, secretly gobbling a hand-full of dried cereal, two cupcakes and half a bag of marshmallows.

Etymology: A combination of 'Cram'- to fill with an excessive amount of food; overfeed, and 'Camouflage' - concealment.

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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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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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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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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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Clandeskdine

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klan-dehsk-dyne

Sentence: Knowing that her lunch meeting would be with that handsome sales rep and that she would only order a small garden salad and a water to impress him, Natasha hid in her cubicle and began her clandeskdine eating operation at 9 am with a large box of cinnamon rolls.

Etymology: clandestine - held in secrecy + desk + dine

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-11-12: 18:24:00

Like it! - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:55:00

Me, too - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:38:00

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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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Plurge

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Plh-urge

Sentence: I need to plurge before tonights business dinner.

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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

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