Verboticism: Terribleat

'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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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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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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Starvingchinasyndrome

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: stahr-vihng-CHYE-nuh-sihn-drohm

Sentence: Alex grew up to develop starvingchinasyndrome; sadly, he often cleaned dates' plates before they were done with them.

Etymology: "You'd better clean your plate, there are starving children in China!" + China syndrome + syndrome

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Chowbella

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelÉ™

Sentence: In a slightly misguided act of atonement, Gerry started the Double Clean Plate Club. When he was a kid his mother had always pushed him to clean his plate for the starving children of the world. Now with the thought that more is better, members gorge themselves with what Gerry calls chowbella, beautiful food. So far he and his club members have raised a lot more blood pressures than dollars. Next week*s gourmand-a-thon may change that.

Etymology: chow (food) + bella (beautiful - Italian)

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Glutanthropy

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: glut-an-throw-fy

Sentence:

Etymology: glutton; philanthropy

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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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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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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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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Gormanitarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gawr/man/i/tair/ee/uhn

Sentence: Joey, the ultimate gormanitarian, was quoted as saying, " I ate six helpings of everything for all the starving children in the world. God bless them and pass the leftover ham and potatoes."

Etymology: gormandizer (glutton) + humanitarian

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COMMENTS:

funny! - remistram, 2007-10-12: 09:34:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:08:00

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