Verboticism: Guilttony

'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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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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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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Glutanthropy

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: glut-an-throw-fy

Sentence:

Etymology: glutton; philanthropy

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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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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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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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Compleatism

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /kəmˈplidˌɪzṃ/

Sentence: The compleatist was also very lazy, so the nearly empty jar of peanut butter that he couldn't be bothered to scrape out sat in the cupboard for years.

Etymology: complete + eat + -ism

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Scrapture

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skrap-chur

Sentence: He knew he should have stopped after consuming the entire chicken breast, but seeing the crispy skin lying tantalizingly before him, he got caught up in the scrapture.

Etymology: scrap, rapture

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COMMENTS:

Holy Scrapture Batman! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 10:00:00

Awesom - skunkchunk, 2007-10-13: 17:13:00

e - skunkchunk, 2007-10-13: 17:13:00

Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 18:59:00

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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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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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