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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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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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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COMMENTS:

Great job of hamming it up! Made me smile! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:57:00

Cryptopig! Love your word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:37:00

You've brought home the bacon this time! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:15:00

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

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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

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Sneaksnak

Created by: WriteBrighton

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Saladsinner

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sal-ed-sin-er

Sentence: Mary was an unrepentent salad sinner. Right before a date or any other sort of meal where she was eating out and in the company of others, she would raid the nearest refrigerator and gorge herself on whatever she could find. This made her the most reviled person in the office, and cost her quite a few second dates, as she would ask to stop by her date's apartment to use the restroom, then detour through the kitchen and return to the front door still licking her lips.

Etymology: Salad spinner modified to salad sinner

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Prepast

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pree-past

Sentence: Jill read that having a small prepast before a party would keep her from the embarassment of eating too much. So she kept a box of donuts and a bag of chips in her drawer to nibble on before a business lunch so that she would make a good impression by eating a light, healthy meal.

Etymology: pre: (prefix) before, earlier or prepartory+ prepare: make ready beforehand for a specific purpose such as an event or occation + repast: a meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.

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Plurge

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Plh-urge

Sentence: I need to plurge before tonights business dinner.

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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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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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