Verboticism: Closetist

'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: 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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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


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no kwayn tans

Sentence: Although Sally had hired her best friend Melissa and had still socialized with her outside work at non-work functions, she did not want it known they were friends. Melissa was now a nocquaintance and went along with this charade.In truth, Sally and she were long-time lovers and their employer, The Straight Times, a gay-bashing extreme newspaper tended to frown on this type of relationship!

Etymology: No (not, negative) & Acquaintance (colleague, associate)

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: hīd'

Sentence: To engage in a hyde is to deny your companion, and further suggests as to the superficiality of the relationship despite outward clues towards the otherwise. Sigh! She's hyding again. I guess I'll eat lunch by myself again, thought Suzy. Hydden relationships cluster in office buildings all over the world. Confessions of a Serial Hyder: A Memoir was ranked at lowest by the NY Times owing to the generally unappealing choice of verbosity.

Etymology: Hyde (of Jekyll and Hyde notoriety, suggesting a complete upheaval of the original personality)


metrohumanx BRILLIANT! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:46:00


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Created by: happyjocy


Sentence: When they were at work, Betty and Jane were 2 people from different planets. But, in a shopping mall, these two underpals made the perfect pair.

Etymology: Under (beneath, below, the other side of things) + pal (friend)

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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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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Created by: SteveMB1959

Pronunciation: Pal-no-pal-ism

Sentence: At weekends she's my pal, then weekdays she's not. Pal, no pal. (Part-time friend)

Etymology: Meaning pal (friend) some days, not a pal other days.

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Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: fren dep ruh cate

Sentence: Don't come to my office George, or I'll have to friendeprecate you -- I need to keep my nose clean.

Etymology: friend + deprecate

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Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Con-fee-dont

Sentence: My office confidont will remember that we do not talk now but after hours.

Etymology: Confidant + don't

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