Verboticism: Prehamble

'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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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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Deviousuprevious

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dee-vee-us-sup-pree-vee-us

Sentence: I came upon Geraldine in the ladies washroom. Running late for the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, it was odd to observe the deviousuprevious behavior she exhibited. I saw her hunched over the wastebasket and moved closer to get a better look. She was stuffing cheese cubes and crackers into her mouth at a furious rate of speed. Being well known for her survivalist approach to eating, I now knew her secret.

Etymology: Devious (sneaky, sly, covert, stealthy) + sup (to take a small amount of food or drink, to take supper) + previous (prior to, before)

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Cryptogobbler

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: krip-toh-gob-ler

Sentence:

Etymology: From 'crypto-' - a prefix to mean 'secret' or 'hidden', and 'gobble' - to eat something quickly and greedily.

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Prebingeinate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pree-binj-in-ate

Sentence: Sue prebingeinated every time her friends asked her out for lunch unbeknownst to them.

Etymology: pre + binge

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Prelunch

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēlənch

Sentence: As she prepared for the prelaunch celebration of her company*s newest health food offering Joan snuck out for a prelunch. A deep-fried, lard-laden cow-chow meal is completely at odds with her company*s mission statement but she had to get through the presentation of their new granola snack without shoving her face in the bowl. She felt a little better when she busted her boss in the checkout line of the local **greasy spoon** holding a match to her selection.

Etymology: prelaunch (concerning activities or conditions before the launch of a spacecraft, campaign, product, etc.) + lunch (a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal) lunch

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Gnawhide

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: naw - hide

Sentence: Rusty was gaining quite a reputation. His coworkers secretly called him "ol' gnawhide" as they had caught him at his desk, in the supply closet, in the washroom and even in the stairwell, eating ribs, chicken and turkey legs before luncheon/meetings with the Board of Directors. Because he wanted to maintain the carefully crafted personna of "health nut", representing that he only ate fruit, berries and nuts, he found it necessary to cater to his inner-carnivore when he knew that he would not have access to his favorites for the rest of the day.

Etymology: Gnaw (to chew or bite on with the teeth), Hide (to conceal or cover up).

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COMMENTS:

Great, now I have the Rawhide song going through my head: "Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those hot doggies rollin', Rawhide! Good word though... - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:54:00

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Coveat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: ko-veet

Sentence: Determined to maintain her waifish, anorexic reputation, Denise locked herself in her office and ate three Big Macs before stepping out to lunch with her co-workers. This way she'd simply order an ice water and nibble on some saltines.

Etymology: covert (meaning secret) + eat

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COMMENTS:

Is there any caveat on coveat? Nah,its not illegal ... yet! I like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:56:00

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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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Gluttifaction

Created by: roseannmvp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mary sat down for some gluttifaction before going on her first date with Chad.

Etymology: gluttony + satisfaction

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Premasticator

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: pre-mas-ti-kator

Sentence: susan was accused of being a premasticator by billy who had witnessed her shoveling anything from ho-ho's to hot pockets into her face before the office lunch,he offered the tattered remains of a pizza bagle as evidence of the carniage.

Etymology: pre-to come before., masticate- to chew,or eat.

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COMMENTS:

Goo one - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:28:00

Sorry Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:29:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-11-12: 18:25:00

metrohumanx No, it WAS a goo one. Very nice. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:43:00

I like it.... - mweinmann, 2008-11-14: 07:52:00

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