Verboticism: Philupthropy

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Compunctuate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: km punk chu ayt

Sentence: Gary's impulse to compuctuate himself at every meal was no doubt a result of growing up listening to his mother's incessant "Clean up your plate...kids in Africa are starving" rantings.

Etymology: Compunction (a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Ate (fed oneself)

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Mollycoddle

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: moll-y-coddle

Sentence: Bob's such a mollycoddle. He keeps eating even though he claims to be stuffed.

Etymology: Mollycoddle - n., To overindulge. v., To be overindulged.

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Gluttoneed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: glut ton need

Sentence: Stanley ate for others. He had a definite gluttoneed. Instead of donating what he paid for all this food (like 8 delivered pizzas tonight alone) to an organization, he felt the gluttoneed to eat for others and show he could do his part when the Pizza Place donated a dollar for every pizza sold to Overeaters Anonymous. Yes, Mr. Big-Hearted Donor, was contemplating ordering fried chicken tomorrow night to support Chicken Breast Cancer, Restless Chicken Leg Syndrome and Buffalo Wings Transplants (who wants to see a Buffalo without wings?). On the weekend he planned to order fifteen Hot Dogs to donate money to Dogters Without Border Collies; Find the Cur and Seeing-Eye Hot Dogs. Yes, Stanley was an angel, who was fast out-growing his halo!

Etymology: Gluttony ( eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins);habitual eating to excess) & Need (have need of; require as useful, just, or proper;the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior)

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - hiladizzle, 2008-09-21: 22:13:00

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Gastronopathic

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My gastronopathic tendencies forces me to clean my plate.

Etymology: Gastronomy + Empathy

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Terribleat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: terr + ih + bleat

Sentence: Look, those poor kids are starving, so the least I can do is terrobleat this food...for them.

Etymology: terrible + eat + guilt, of course

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Afreatin

Created by: dogran

Pronunciation: afr-ee-tin

Sentence: What on earth is that man doing licking that woman's plate? Its very unfortunate but after he visited africa he has come over all afreatin and such

Etymology: Eating for Africa

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Stuffinate

Created by: skunkchunk

Pronunciation: Stuff-in-ate

Sentence: Lard looked lovingly at all the food left on his plate, and though bloated and satiated, he couldn't resist the urge to stuffinate himself!

Etymology: gorge, stuff oneself to the brim

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COMMENTS:

Stuff + suffocate :) Great! - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:04:00

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Starveating

Created by: mustkeepsanity

Pronunciation: star-vee-ting

Sentence: Andrew starveats any leftovers. The resulting stomach aches help him commiserate with those who have nothing to eat.

Etymology: Starving, Eating

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Chowcow

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chou-kou

Sentence: Billy was such a chowcow that he not only finished everything on his own plate, he made the rounds of everyone else at the table to hoover in every stray morsel. In a restaurant, he would request an extra basket of bread to sop up any remaining juices on his plate. His personal mantra? "You gonna finish that?"

Etymology: Chow (food) + cow (a domestic bovine)

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Scrappetite

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: scrap/e/tite

Sentence: Louis wondered how he was ever going to be in good enough shape to join the guys in their first "Bros to the Finishline Marathon." His mother first painted that picture of starving children in Africa who would do anything to eat his brussel sprouts for breakfast, lunch AND dinner when he was about three years old. Since then, he has had a very unhealthy scrappetite and cannot leave a single crumb on his plate. While his buddies cross the finish line, he will be on the sidelines tossing them cups of water, proud of the fact that it is due to his "inner humanitarian" that he can't join them on this one.

Etymology: Scrap + Appetite

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