Verboticism: Chowcanery

'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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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: She practised chowcanery to avoid eating a lot in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: chow + chicanery (trickery, deception )

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:43:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:13:00

Did she ever chowproof herself with chowder? Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:33:00

I agree... clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:10:00

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Cramoflage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRAM-uh-flahzh

Sentence: Bob, an arcanivore, whose hogma was: " lets binge from breakfast, for at office lunch we diet", carefully cramoflaged all morning long on Krispy Kreamy donuts.

Etymology: CRAMOFLAGE: blend of cram & camouflage, 2. HOGMA (hog & dogma) 3.ARCANIVORE: (arcane & -vore, as in omnivore)

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COMMENTS:

deelicious! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-15: 07:38:00

Amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:37:00

another very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:31:00

did somebody say donuts??? I can feel a cramcrave coming on... Another great word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:00:00

Mmmm... donuts! —Homer J. Simpson - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:47:00

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Prelimingest

artr

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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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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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

Etymology:

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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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Sneakersnacker

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: sneeker snacker

Sentence: I told Mariana not to sneakersnacker before every meal she has with her boyfriend. Eventually, he's going to find out that she can't stop herself from totally pigging out.

Etymology: sneak, snack; sneaker, n., food fit for a glutton

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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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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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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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