Verboticism: Dismissami

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Incogamigo

Created by: verbinator

Pronunciation: in-COG-uh-MEE-goh

Sentence: Sarah and Kate were the classic incogamigos: cordial and distant co-workers by day, chummy phone pals by night.

Etymology: incognito + amigo

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COMMENTS:

Looks nice, sounds nice. I'll try this one out on my Italian-speaking in-laws, and see their response. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:58:00

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Nontoktomise

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: non - tock - too - m - eyes

Sentence: The Supervisor's nontoktomise approach to her supposed best friend in the office, upset and annoyed those who witnessed the effect it had on her.

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Afeigntance

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) ə-fān'təns; (tr. v.) ə-fānt'

Sentence: Although Marsha considered her after-work chats with Louise to be the beginnings of a true friendship, Louise's refusal to interact with her during business hours proved that theirs was only an afeigntance.

Etymology: a[quain]tance + feign = to put on an appearance of

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COMMENTS:

(tr. v.) Afeignt - milorush, 2007-10-25: 17:20:00

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Confriendential

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-frend-den-shuh l

Sentence: Kate and Allie grew up together. They went to college together. They are roommates. The fact that they work as sales reps for competing companies means that their relationship is confriendential at work.

Etymology: confidential (in strict privacy or secrecy) + friend (a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard)

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Confriendential

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfrendenchəl

Sentence: John and Tim are roommates. They have been since college. When they ended up working for the same company their situation became confriendential. The company policy against nepotism includes domestic partners which they are not. They only sleep in the same bed because they can*t afford a two-bedroom apartment. The shared showers save water. And the kissing? That*s just because they both come from affectionate families.

Etymology: Confidential (intended to be kept secret) + Friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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COMMENTS:

Not that there is anything wrong with it.... - Nosila, 2010-02-23: 01:30:00

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Workjerk

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: werk jerk

Sentence: She was a darling at the weekend, but on mondays she reverted to workjerk

Etymology: work, jerk

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Cryptmate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Krip/mate

Sentence: In the office, Jenny only got phone calls and e-mails from her cryptmate Barb, although they spent most weekends together cruising the night club scene.

Etymology: cryptic + mate

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COMMENTS:

Am I channelling Bobby "Boris Picket here?! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:56:00

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Friendicate

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Me and bob friendicated during happyhour.

Etymology: friend + syndicate

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Confidont

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfədōnt

Sentence: Jill is Judy’s best of friend outside of work. At work she is a confidon’t, barely acknowledging that she knows Judy.

Etymology: confidant (a person with whom one shares a secret) + don’t (contraction of do not)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2011-07-07: 04:36:00

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Privypal

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: pri__/vee/paall | Note: (__) = last 2 letters of the word prick. That is how pri is supposed to be pronounced: just like prick, but without the (ck).

Sentence: Melissa Adams was my best friend all through grade school, high school and university. We even got the same job together, yet we are not friends as much. We do not giggle like we use to in school. This is business, and our conversations cannot be disclosed. We are privypals by day, and aquaintances by night.

Etymology: privy (private) + pal (friend)

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COMMENTS:

Love it: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:59:00

Thankyou! - Kevcom, 2007-10-25: 22:24:00

Nice word Kevin.!! - Stevenson0, 2007-10-26: 07:56:00

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