Verboticism: Abnibble

'Why are you licking your pizza?'

DEFINITION: v. tr. To eat in a peculiar or ritualistic manner in an effort to lose weight while consuming more. n. An idiosyncratic method of eating, usually adopted for "health reasons".

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Snibble

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His gaze was locked in utter horror as she could only snibble and nitpick her way around the pie.

Etymology: selectively nibble

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COMMENTS:

To snibble kibble can cause a quibble. (sorry!) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-20: 09:18:00

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Tonguetried

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tung tryde

Sentence: When Tilly was on one of her famous diets, she would only lick her food, not bite or chew it. She told her friends it helped her lose weight when she tonguetried her meals in this manner.

Etymology: Tongue (a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity) & Tried (attempted,tested) & WordPlay on Tongue-tied (unable to speak from shyness embarassment or surprise)

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Healthfatty

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Health/fatty [say what you see]

Sentence: Darwin was the ultimate healthfatty, he had tried the fadkins, he had tried joining weightworshippers and he had even tried the latest celeb diet craze of masdietication, chewing each mouthful 87.2 times before spitting it out. When he told his friends he was trying the grow your own gruyere diet they decided it was time for another intervention...

Etymology: Suggestion of health plus faddy/fully/fatty with overtonnes of the eat fat to lose fat movement...

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COMMENTS:

Maybe it's because I'm not a Londoner, but I like to pronounce this like a Londoner jew know? Helfatty, init! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-13: 12:39:00

are your jockeychews too tight scrabby? If anything i'd thought it could rhyme with chapati mmm there probably is a gluten free healthfatty chapati... - pungineer, 2008-08-13: 12:45:00

Jockeychews too tight:) Funny punny. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-13: 13:26:00

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Vegebation

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: veg/uh/bey/shun

Sentence: Vegebation is the peculiar ritual Tiffany practises. She only drinks her food. She juicers all her vegetables and tofu together and drinks her meals to prevent wear and tear on her teeth and reduce facial aging lines from chewing. Vegebation is also part of the 'X-Man' cultasy which proclaims that this activity will reduce the side effects of youthanesia.

Etymology: vegetarian + libation; vegebation -n. An idiosyncratic method of eating, usually adopted for "health reasons".

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COMMENTS:

She must have been constantly in a vegebative state - how corny is that? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-20: 10:43:00

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Lickosuction

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lik o suk shun

Sentence: Her Catholic upbringing had programmed her to believe that acts were only sinful when you took pleasure in them, so she applied the same logic to eating, figuring that you wouldn't get fat if you didn't enjoy the food. Her lickosuction technique unfortunately had the opposite effect, as it didn't involve chewing, which was the only calorie burning part of the process.

Etymology: liposuction, lick, suction

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COMMENTS:

Obviously, she was a Cathaholick. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-20: 09:11:00

it made eating salad difficult because she was a romaine catholick - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-20: 09:31:00

Life would have been easier if she were Chewish. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-20: 09:40:00

foodha would say that the existance of her cheeseburger would be moo. - jadenguy, 2007-06-20: 10:07:00

and Gibran would say 'Beauty is eternity grazing at itself in a mirror' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-20: 11:05:00

petaj And the love of honey is the pursuit of all weevils. - petaj, 2007-06-20: 23:08:00

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Gorgemony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GORJ-eh-mone-ey

Sentence: Clarissa is a gorgemony devotee who engages in a ritualistic 'dining' wherein she endlessly and vigorously eats huge amounts of granola bars, a variety of nuts and dried fruits and other organic foods that she believes will insure her lasting health and vitality.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'gorge' (v. to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively) and 'ceremony' (n. any formal act or observance, especially a meaningless one)

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Vegebation

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: veg/uh/bey/shun

Sentence: Vegebation is the peculiar ritual Tiffany practises. She only drinks her food. She juicers all her vegetables and tofu together and drinks her meals to prevent wear and tear on her teeth and reduce facial aging lines from chewing. Vegebation is also part of the 'X-Man' cultasy which proclaims that this activity will reduce the side effects of youthanesia.

Etymology: vegetarian + libation; vegebation -n. An idiosyncratic method of eating, usually adopted for "health reasons".

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COMMENTS:

veganomics - Nosila, 2010-01-14: 15:49:00

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Alphabedining

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: alfa be dyn ing

Sentence: Being a slave to fad dieting, Trixie had found a new regime to try. It was called alphabedining and basically you could order whatever you wanted as long as you ate fruits and vegetables in the alphabetical order of their names. So she would eat the apples, apricots or avocados first. Then the bananas, beans, beets next. By LMNO, she was usually full. At this rate, Trixie would never get to eat yams or zucchini again.

Etymology: Alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language) & Dining (eating,consuming food)

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Nomble

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: nomm-ball

Sentence: I love to eat grapes coated in cream cheese and chocolate, but so I don't absorb the fat, I have to nomble it.

Etymology: nom (slang for 'eat'; as in 'om nom nom'.) + nibble + gobble = nomble

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COMMENTS:

hyperborean Fun word! - hyperborean, 2012-10-15: 10:37:00

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Conflume

Created by: ryanpetie

Pronunciation: kon-floom

Sentence: Diana was conflicted: she wanted to eat the battered Twinkie so much, but the wedding dress wasn't going to magically alter itself. So she conflumed the Twinkie and felt much better about life.

Etymology: conflict-consumed

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