Verboticism: Clononialism

'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Bosschick

Created by: Greggie

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Copycatistaff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: copy-cat-a-staff

Sentence: Mr. Schmuck loved it when potential new copycatistaffers joined his team. He intuitively could detect the fresh ones ready for molding.

Etymology: copycat + staff

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Mimlick

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: mim lik

Sentence: Harry was such a good mimlick that sometimes he was mistaken for his boss

Etymology: mimic + lick

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Pretwinder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pre-twin-der

Sentence: Kimberly would have been annoyed at Zinnia's blatant pretwinding around their boss, Jared, if Kimberly wasn't sleeping with him.

Etymology: pretend + twin

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Sycopyphant

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: si-CAH-pee-fuhnt

Sentence: Everyone knew Cathy was a complete suck-up, always doing whatever the CIO, Mr. Srinivasan, wanted. But jaws hit the floor when she came into the meeting room today. She had risen to the level of complete sycopyphant, cutting her hair short, dying it black, and wearing a Nehru jacket identical to what her boss always wore. The two were almost indistinguishable.

Etymology: SYCOPHANT: a servile self-seeking flatterer + COPY an imitation or reproduction of an original

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COMMENTS:

Good word...like a psychopyphant maybe??? - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:26:00

metrohumanx Great paragrab Tim the E... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:15:00

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Appulations

Created by: grasshopper

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for what it is worth this is not the word I wanted to use. I tried to go back a page and it saved this word. My actual word was appulatism,for what it's worth. - grasshopper, 2007-06-14: 10:39:00

You can change it! Click on your word, click on Edit, then, down the bottom you'll see Oops, I want to change the spelling (or something of that nature). (its in light lettering) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 10:46:00

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Bossimilate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: boss-sim-ill-ayt

Sentence: as everyone in the office started to look more and more like Mrs Jenkins, i realised resistance was futile... if i didn't bossimilate soon i'd stick out like a sore thumb

Etymology: boss, assimilate, similar, simulate

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better a sore thumb that a sore ... - better not go there today - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:55:00

Thumb your nose at our puns all you like. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:53:00

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Identichief

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: I-den-tee-cheef

Sentence: Everyone thought that Martin had lost the plot when they saw that he had started to identichief the boss by dressing exactly the same and even dyeing his hair grey in order to look like him. But Martin had the last laugh when his crafty ploy worked and the boss promoted to head of his section thus doubling his salary.

Etymology: Identical(exactly alike or the same) ORIGIN Latin identicus + Chief(the head of an organisation, having the highest rank or authority) ORIGIN French from Latin Caput 'head' = Identichief

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Put that thief back where you borrowed it chief, word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:59:00

metrohumanx I hope Martin was demoted to low man on the scrotum pole. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:12:00

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Supersonate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: supe-ER-sin-ayd

Sentence: Lindstrom was a shameless suck up who would go to any length to supersinate those above him in the company heirarchy to curry favor.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'supervisor' (n. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent. ) and 'impersonate' (v. to assume the character or appearance of; pretend to be)

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Echohead

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ek o hed

Sentence: "Sara thought that Sally, her new manager was stylish, clever and beautiful. In a vain attempt to get Sally to notice her,Sara set about becoming an echohead. Maybe that would make Sally realise how similar the both were?"

Etymology: Echo - a sound heard again near its source after being reflected. 2. A Person who reflects or imitates another. mid-14c.,personified as a mountain nymph, from ekhe "sound." The verb is from 1550s. Head - a person at the top, to whom others are subordinate, as the director of an institution or the manager of a department, the boss

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