Verboticism: Plurge

'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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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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Hastytaste

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈhā-stē-ˈtāst\ (hay-stee-tayste)

Sentence: Susan knew the presentation could drag on for hours, so she hastytasted a granola bar to hold her stomach over.

Etymology: Haste- Germanic Taste- Old French

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Sneack

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sneek

Sentence: Angela was unaware of the office lunch that day and panicked because she had no sneack food at her desk.

Etymology: Sneak - to do something secretly. Snack - a quick bit of food.

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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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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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Cramwich

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: KRAM - wich

Sentence: Marla would eat a cramwich or two at her desk so often that her keyboard keys started to stick together with cramdrops.

Etymology: cram - to stuff in + sandwich - two slices of bread filled with meat, salads, condiments, etc.

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COMMENTS:

Which witches of the watercress sandwich lunch practiced cramwiching first? Funnypunny word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:06:00

cramdrops keep falling on my head.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:38:00

I guess that's how Marla keeps crammaging her keyboard... (those who sometimes eat at your computer — ever turn it over and shake all the cramdrops out? ) - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:40:00

Nah, nothing came out. Looks like I'm gonna have to use the cramdropsickle again! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 00:23:00

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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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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

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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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