Verboticism: Gormanitarian

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Gluttonagia

Created by: Anthporter

Pronunciation: glutt'n'a'jeh

Sentence: Thinking of all the poor children in the world, Bob couldn't help but clean off his plate in a moment of gluttonagia.

Etymology: glutton: a person devoted to eating and drinking in excess -agia: a derivative of the Greek phago, to eat; sounds like Asia, in reference to "think of those poor, starving children in Asia"

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Irrefeastable

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: ir-i-FEEST-uh-buh-l

Sentence: Jerry had an irrefeastable urge to scarf down every entree on the buffet.

Etymology: irresistable + feast

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Scrappetite

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: scrap/e/tite

Sentence: Louis wondered how he was ever going to be in good enough shape to join the guys in their first "Bros to the Finishline Marathon." His mother first painted that picture of starving children in Africa who would do anything to eat his brussel sprouts for breakfast, lunch AND dinner when he was about three years old. Since then, he has had a very unhealthy scrappetite and cannot leave a single crumb on his plate. While his buddies cross the finish line, he will be on the sidelines tossing them cups of water, proud of the fact that it is due to his "inner humanitarian" that he can't join them on this one.

Etymology: Scrap + Appetite

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Philupthropy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fill-up-thrah-pee

Sentence: his expanding waistline was a testament to his philupthropic ways

Etymology: fill up, philanthropy

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle so clever!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-12: 10:30:00

Love it. - aayeye, 2007-10-14: 17:42:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:15:00

Wow! I was thinking along those lines:) - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:02:00

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Scrapture

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skrap-chur

Sentence: He knew he should have stopped after consuming the entire chicken breast, but seeing the crispy skin lying tantalizingly before him, he got caught up in the scrapture.

Etymology: scrap, rapture

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COMMENTS:

Holy Scrapture Batman! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 10:00:00

Awesom - skunkchunk, 2007-10-13: 17:13:00

e - skunkchunk, 2007-10-13: 17:13:00

Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 18:59:00

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Specktroscoopick

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: spec/trow/scoop/ic

Sentence: Stan was a very specktroscoopick individual and would scoop up or pick up every speck of food at the table no matter how minuscule the crumb might seem to the untrained eye.

Etymology: spectroscopic + speck + scoop + pick

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Starvingchinasyndrome

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: stahr-vihng-CHYE-nuh-sihn-drohm

Sentence: Alex grew up to develop starvingchinasyndrome; sadly, he often cleaned dates' plates before they were done with them.

Etymology: "You'd better clean your plate, there are starving children in China!" + China syndrome + syndrome

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Gormanitarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gawr/man/i/tair/ee/uhn

Sentence: Joey, the ultimate gormanitarian, was quoted as saying, " I ate six helpings of everything for all the starving children in the world. God bless them and pass the leftover ham and potatoes."

Etymology: gormandizer (glutton) + humanitarian

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COMMENTS:

funny! - remistram, 2007-10-12: 09:34:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:08:00

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Chowcow

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chou-kou

Sentence: Billy was such a chowcow that he not only finished everything on his own plate, he made the rounds of everyone else at the table to hoover in every stray morsel. In a restaurant, he would request an extra basket of bread to sop up any remaining juices on his plate. His personal mantra? "You gonna finish that?"

Etymology: Chow (food) + cow (a domestic bovine)

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Scumching

Created by: grllkme

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Scumching can make you fat.

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