Verboticism: Workhoarse

'Don't worry, it's snot on your files.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

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Workacolic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

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COMMENTS:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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Contagent

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [kuhn-tey-juhnt]

Sentence: In the real estate business, there was only one man that made every client sick. Literally. Whether, rain or shine, herpes or measles, swine flu or walking pneumonia, Dan could always be relied on to show houses or man the phones as the hardest working contagent in the office.

Etymology: A mash-up of 'contagion', the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact and 'agent', a person or business authorized to act on another person or business's behalf, a substance that causes a reaction, or any microorganism capable of causing disease.

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COMMENTS:

great word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:07:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:39:00

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Dahgerminator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-JERM-in-ayt-ehr

Sentence: A determined and dedicated worker, Alfonse would show up at work even when sick as a dog with serious ailments and his coworkers had given him the title 'Dahgerminator' since he often put other workers out of work on many occasions by spreading his germs.

Etymology: Dopey inference to The Terminator.

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Hasta La Visectomy, Baby! - Nosila, 2009-06-20: 11:36:00

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Staphstaff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stafstaf

Sentence: Betty works in an office where they are very careful to categorize workers into specific workgroups. Nobody is supposed to or allowed do work that isn't in their job description. Betty has her own categories for people who insist on coming to work despite being ill. The biggest group is the flucrew. The bunch she works hardest to avoid is the staphstaff.

Etymology: staph (a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, esp. in the skin and mucous membranes) + staff (all the people employed by a particular organization)

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COMMENTS:

very creative - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:41:00

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Workillholic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wurk-il-haw-lik

Sentence: His skin is a pale green with an overlay of a purple rash. His hair is falling out and he can't keep any food in his stomach. What does Clyde, the workillholic say? "It's just a head cold, nothing to worry about."

Etymology: workaholic (a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits) + ill (of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick)

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Ailsperson

Created by: kirill

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Sentence: I'd like to help you, but all all of our representatives are busy, except that one, but he's more of an ailsperson than a salesperson today.

Etymology: Ailment, as in an illness or disorder, and salesperson.

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Contagent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəntājənt

Sentence: Josh does snot believe in calling out sick. His current cold and dedication to selling homes have combined to make him a Real Estate contagent. His clients are not impressed with his infectious laugh.

Etymology: contagious (likely to transmit a disease by contact with other people) + agent (a person who acts on behalf of another)

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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I've worked with him...good word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:05:00

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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Infedicated

Created by: DankJemo

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like where this is going - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:45:00

I'm guessing the etymology is something like: infected + dedicated. DankJemo, did you know you get more points for including the pronunciation, sentence and etymology? Plus, you may get more votes too. - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:10:00

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