Verboticism: Counterfeast

'Are you prepping for the office lunch?'

DEFINITION: v. To pig out at your desk right before a business lunch, so you'll be satisfied with a salad and water at the restaurant, and create the impression that you're not a glutton. n., A secret snack taken to strengthen one's resolve not to eat too much while others are watching.

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Prelimingest

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prilimənjest

Sentence: Gloria always keeps a stock of snack foods her desk drawer to ensure she won’t be caught hungry for a business lunch. Her plan is to prilimənjest so that she can appear delicate and demure. Strangely, she doesn’t go to business lunches very often but has to replenish her stash weekly.

Etymology: preliminary (denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important) + ingest (take food, drink, or another substance into the body by swallowing it)

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Stealthyeater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stel thee eet ter

Sentence: Stella was a Stealthyeater. Before the weekly department group lunches onm Fridays at various popular but caloric eateries, she would eat something healthy and filling, so that all she would order when she was out for lunch was a salad. Todd was wise to her and mocked her, but he was secretly a stealthyeater, too, who filled himself with fruit and grains before joining his workmates, who appeared to absorb most of their calories by liquid methods!

Etymology: Stealthy (marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishmen)& Healthy Eater ( having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease & someone who consumes food for nourishment)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:26:00

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Treacheat

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: treach-cheat - verb treach-cheat-ing - noun

Sentence: Crammity Jane hid often so she could treacheat without being seen.

Etymology: treach from treachery ... cheat for not wanting others to see her eating ... eat for eating. Add an 'ing' to make it a noun.

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COMMENTS:

Cryptojane with cramability! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:45:00

a nice furtive word. I'm saying it quickly and it sounds even sneakier! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:43:00

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Counterfeast

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /koun-ter-feest/

Sentence: Joy's roommate quietly let Bradley into the apartment on her way out the door, while pointing him toward the kitchen, where he caught Joy snarfing down a couple of pizza-bagels — obviously counterfeasting before their dinner-date.

Etymology: counterfeit - done in imitation of something genuine; feigned (Old French, contrefait "contrary to facts") + feast - eat heartily (from Latin, fēstus "festival")

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COMMENTS:

"Does counterfeasting count more when you sit at the counter to do it?" asked the accountant. This creation, Tigger, just cries out for lots more wordplay! Good job. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:00:00

Perhaps, she found the joy of apizzament! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:34:00

a tasty creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:51:00

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Prevour

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pre-VOW-er

Sentence: Having an abnormally huge appetite Miranda found it socially necessary to prevour on office lunch days so as to be able to restrict her food intake at the weekly office lunch.

Etymology: Blend of the 'pre' (prefix meaning before) and 'devour' (to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously)

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Prepbinge

Created by: Seiya

Pronunciation: Prep-binj

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Etymology: From 'preparation' and 'binge-eating.'

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Prehamble

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/ham/bul

Sentence: As a prehamble to her weightwatchers reunion she would pig out on meaty ham sandwiches so she could nibble contentedly on lettuce all evening.

Etymology: preamble + ham

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Preglut

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prē glət

Sentence: Marcy had an image to uphold. Whenever she was going to lunch with a client she would preglut from her in-desk snack stash. Few would guess that she had more Ho Hos than Santa.

Etymology: pre (before) + gluttony (habitual greed or excess in eating)

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COMMENTS:

Simple. To the point. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-12: 07:47:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:10:00

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Cramouflage

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cram-o-fl-arge

Sentence: Hillary thought her cramouflage plan was really clever, before going to the restaurant for a business meeting she ate a vast amount before she left so that she looked in full control when ordering a small salad and water for lunch. She felt so good knowing that nobody would ever guess her little secret.

Etymology: Cram(to fill or stuff) + Camouflage(hide or disguise) = Cramouflage

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:09:00

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Preglut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Pree - glut

Sentence: To avoid seeming to be a heavy eater Lucinda always brought an ample supply of snack foods so she could preglut just before office lunches.

Etymology: Pre (before) + glut (feed to excess)

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling ... preg-lut and pre-glut ... a pregnant preglut ... springs to mind! Fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:53:00

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