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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Appenitite

Created by: tehbeks

Pronunciation: ah peh nuh tite

Sentence: Robert had skipped church that morning, so he decided to perform his appenitence with gusto at brunch.

Etymology: appetite + penitence

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Compulsengorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: com-PUHLS-in-gorj

Sentence: Ingemar was virtually without self control when it came to eating and he had a fear of uneaten food going to waste so he would compulsengorge, even cleaning other people's plates, until all food was gone.

Etymology: Blend of 'compulsion'(a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act) and 'engorge' (To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts)

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Scumching

Created by: grllkme

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Sentence: Scumching can make you fat.

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Stuffinate

Created by: skunkchunk

Pronunciation: Stuff-in-ate

Sentence: Lard looked lovingly at all the food left on his plate, and though bloated and satiated, he couldn't resist the urge to stuffinate himself!

Etymology: gorge, stuff oneself to the brim

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COMMENTS:

Stuff + suffocate :) Great! - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:04:00

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Gastronopathic

Created by: aayeye

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Sentence: My gastronopathic tendencies forces me to clean my plate.

Etymology: Gastronomy + Empathy

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Foodanism

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /fu:dənɪzəm/

Sentence: "Brothers and Sisters, this is a proposal for you to stop feeling that guilt when a piece of chicken has been left on the plate and you have no freezer... Convert to Foodanism, feel the spirituality of an empty plate..." "By foodanizing everything you'll feel the relief... the calm... Eat! Consume!"

Etymology: FOODANISM. From Food (A specified kind of nourishment) + ISM (suff. Doctrine; theory; system of principles)

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Gobblesate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Gobb-el-sayt

Sentence: As a child, Tom's mother always reminded him of the starving children in Africa everytime he thought about leaving his dinner. So even now at the age of forty two he would never leave a single thing on his plate in order to ease the guilt of the mental picture she had planted firmly in his head. Even if he had to sit there for hours just to make sure every scrap of food had been eaten, it didn't matter as long as he felt he had done his bit for mankind. This could possibly explain why he weighed thirty five and a half stone!

Etymology: Gobble( to hurriedly eat a large amount) + Sate( supply with as much or more than desired or can be managed) = Gobblesate

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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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Fedbyproxy

Created by: systemax57

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