Verboticism: Secretfriendzy

'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: thebaron

Pronunciation: dis-miss- a- mi

Sentence: Jane was getting tired of being Karen's dismissami at the office-- ignoring Jane in front of VIPs, then calling her every night to chat.

Etymology: dismiss & ami (friend)


So you dismissami, do you? Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 19:05:00

MrDave2176 Hasn't scratched the surface yet? - MrDave2176, 2007-10-25: 22:15:00


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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)


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


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Created by: iluvenglish

Pronunciation: freet-cod

Sentence: she always freatcodes in front of her boss

Etymology: friend, cheat, cheat code

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: diff-er-FREND-she-aynt

Sentence: Leann was a social and professional climber and though she had become pals with some of her coworkers, whenever the out of town bosses were around she would always differfriendsheaint, publicly ignoring her friends.

Etymology: Blend of words 'differentiate'( to make a distinction) 'friend' and 'aint'.

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Created by: mryder

Pronunciation: chat / fa-h / foe

Sentence: Molly wandered passed Cindy gloomily, as she remembered that she was Cindy's chatfauxfoe, and that it was only acceptable to talk to her after work.

Etymology: Chat -ORIGIN shortening of CHATTER Faux- — ORIGIN French, ‘false’Foe-— ORIGIN from Old English, hostile; related to FEUD.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: mis-ti-meyt

Sentence: She mysticated almost everyone in the office and it seemed to be working well so far. Next on her list was to conquer the cleaning staff - after hours of course.

Etymology: mystic (secret) + mate (pal)

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: dis/pal/o/mime

Sentence: My dispalomime Suzy cant keep her trap shut when we are at the office. I dont want anyone to know we go out after work because everyone considers Suzy to be a floozy. Well, she IS one but Suzy always attracts lots of men when she goes out and theres always an extra wingman for me.

Etymology: Dis (to show disrespect for; affront) + Pal (intimate friend; comrade; chum.) + Pantomime (conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.)


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-23: 10:20:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2008-09-23: 12:42:00

good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:49:00


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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: NeuroGlyph




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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pro/toe/cold/shol/dur

Sentence: Whenever I encounter my barhopping buddy/CEO at work I am given the protocoldshoulder.

Etymology: protocol (official formality and etiquette) + cold shoulder (snub)


Exquisite!! - Mustang, 2008-09-23: 08:13:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:46:00


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