Verboticism: Snubjugate

'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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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cool-eeg

Sentence: Cheryl is so friendly on the weekends but come Monday morning she treats my like a cooleague.

Etymology: colleague + cool

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: in-chuhm-myoo-ni-KAH-do

Sentence: Bob and Roxie remained paloof shushmates, in inchummunicado, through months of management meetings.

Etymology: Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour.


Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 06:34:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-25: 06:52:00

you always pack your sentences with more than one great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 11:16:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nin-chəm

Sentence: Don was Barbara's best ninchum. Her company had a strict policy against co-workers fraternizing and the fact that she was his supervisor made it all the more imperative to keep their friendship under wraps. They had known each other since elementary school but now acted like they had never met before.

Etymology: Ninja (In Japanese history, a ninjais a warrior, trained in martial arts, and specializing in a variety of unorthodox arts of war. The methods used by ninja included assassination, espionage, stealth, camouflage)+ chum (a close friend.)

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Created by: ceilingtable




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sin derr al eye

Sentence: She would cover up her evenings with her cinderally by telling the people at the office that she had hired her to do some cleaning.

Etymology: cinderella, ally


Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:52:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pas so she at

Sentence: Mindy and Rowena are inseparable on the weekends and at social functions. They also work together and since fraternization between management (Mindy) & staff (Rowena)is frowned upon, they have passociate relationship. When they pass each other in the hall, they feign indifference. For up-and-comer Mindy,this is a smart tactic, since Rowena is President of the local UFO Society, leads a coven and has been known to speak in Klingon.

Etymology: Pass (allow to go without comment;be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background) & Associate (a person who is frequently in the company of another;colleague;friend)

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Created by: Entombor2

Pronunciation: in e chat



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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: dis-ass-oh-see-ate

Sentence: Although Margot liked to tell Gina all about her man troubles during trips to the bathroom, she thought it better for her reputation to dissassociate with her at all other times.

Etymology: diss - slang for snub + associate - syn for friend

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /hʌʃmeit/

Sentence: :- "You thought we were friends!!! We are darling, but a new kind of friends which is very hype today: we're hushmates..." (and if you don't like it then hush up).

Etymology: HUSHMATE. Hush (To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of) + Mate (A person with whom one is in close association; an associate)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sssssh so see ay shun

Sentence: Erika was friends with her boss, Sally, but company policy forbid fraternizing. Instead they had developed a ssshociashun, where they ignored each other at work. This tactic came in when Sally was caught stealing from her employer, The Public Library. Erika did not want to be found Guilty by Ssshociashun.

Etymology: Sssh (the sound you make when trying to quiet somebody) & Association (a formal organization of people or groups of people;a social or business relationship) & Shun ( avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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