Verboticism: Cramoflage

'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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Preat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: preet

Sentence: When Dorothy knew the gang was going out for lunch at work, she would always preat at her desk. Whether a donut or a sandwich, this allowed her the chance to just nibble at a house salad and water. Her boss thought she ate like a bird and loved the fact that she cost him very little at these bashes. He just could never figure out why she was not skinnier...

Etymology: pre (before;in advance of) & Eat (eat a meal; take a meal)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Clandesdine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klan-des-dahyn

Sentence: When Jill heard that the boss was going to surprise the staff by sending out for pizza. She really didn't like pizza too much so she knew she would have to clandesdine at her desk if she was going to get a decent meal. The box of donuts stashed in her bottom drawer was surrepdelicious.

Etymology: clandestine (done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment) + dine (to take any meal)

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Surreprandial

Created by: Vercingetorix

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Cramouflage

Created by: Niarc

Pronunciation: 'Cram-o-flage'

Sentence: Anticipating management's poor attempt at a staff buffet, Pete went about his usual cramouflage, secretly gobbling a hand-full of dried cereal, two cupcakes and half a bag of marshmallows.

Etymology: A combination of 'Cram'- to fill with an excessive amount of food; overfeed, and 'Camouflage' - concealment.

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Gluttobite

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Glutt-o-bye-tt

Sentence: She thinks she can hide her food away from us so we wont see her stuff her face before lunch, she's such a gluttobite.

Etymology: Gluttony as in greedy and Bite as in a little nibble, snack, quick meal etc..

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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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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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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: Jenny was a master at chowcanery to avoid eating in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: CHOWCANERY - noun - from CHOW (food) + CHICANERY (evasion, or deception used to trick, or deceive someone)

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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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