Verboticism: Starvingchinasyndrome

'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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Gobblesate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Gobb-el-sayt

Sentence: As a child, Tom's mother always reminded him of the starving children in Africa everytime he thought about leaving his dinner. So even now at the age of forty two he would never leave a single thing on his plate in order to ease the guilt of the mental picture she had planted firmly in his head. Even if he had to sit there for hours just to make sure every scrap of food had been eaten, it didn't matter as long as he felt he had done his bit for mankind. This could possibly explain why he weighed thirty five and a half stone!

Etymology: Gobble( to hurriedly eat a large amount) + Sate( supply with as much or more than desired or can be managed) = Gobblesate

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Platronsaint

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: plate/ron/saint

Sentence: St. Josephat is the platronsaint of eating everything that's put in front of you inrespect of those who have less.

Etymology: patron saint + plate

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Leftoeuvre

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: LEFT-eu-vrr

Sentence: Kit picked over the remains of the bloomin' onion and the bits of sirloin scattered about the table at the Outback until there was nary a leftoeuvre remaining. Her friends shook their heads sadly as they watched her gnawrosis manifest itself. gnawrosis: to eat compulsively.

Etymology: left(over) + oeuvre (in the sense of a complete set) = all the food left on the table. gnaw + neurosis = to compulsively eat.

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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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Platepleaser

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the platepleaser felt very satisfied about finishing his six course dinner, the homeless men outside was hungry because the garbage can had nothing to offer today.

Etymology: Plate = food Pleaser = to please

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Shovelumption

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I couldn't believe he performed shovelumption on those leftovers.

Etymology: Shoveling the food + Consumption

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Altrugluttony

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: al-tru-glut-uny

Sentence: Because of his altrugluttony, Hal started a Weight Watchers group at his place of employment, the Atlanta Food Bank.

Etymology: altru (from altruism, the selfless regard for others) + gluttony (eating to excess)

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Crammiserate

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (tr. v.) krām-mĭz'-ə-rāt'; (n.) krām-mĭz'-ə-rāt'-ər

Sentence: Even though I had eaten dinner, we ordered three pizzas and I crammiserated with Jackie's loss of her cat.

Etymology: cram = (to overfeed) + [com]miserate = (to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for)

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Gluttoneed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: glut ton need

Sentence: Seymour N. Eadit was the kind of patron restauranteus just hated. Many of the establishments he frequented had to abolish their "All you can eat Buffets" thanks to him or go broke. He has such a gluttoneed, that one of these days he is just going to explode...

Etymology: Glutton (a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess;person who performs one of the seven deadly sins, gluttony) & Need (a condition requiring relief0

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Seefoodiet

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: seafood-diet

Sentence: Wally wasn't called Wally because his name was Wallace, it was because he resembled a Walrus due to his seefoodiet.

Etymology: An oldy but a goody. I'm on a diet. Oh really, what kind? A seafood diet. I see food and eat it.

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