Verboticism: Scrappetite

'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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Glutanthropy

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: glut-an-throw-fy

Sentence:

Etymology: glutton; philanthropy

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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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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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Starveating

Created by: mustkeepsanity

Pronunciation: star-vee-ting

Sentence: Andrew starveats any leftovers. The resulting stomach aches help him commiserate with those who have nothing to eat.

Etymology: Starving, Eating

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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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Noshnik

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Created by: davrand

Pronunciation: Nosh + nik

Sentence: My husband Shlomo is such a noshnik. When I got up this morning to wash the dishes from last night dinner party, I found crumbs in the sink where he was eating all the leftover crackers and cheese.

Etymology: A combination of nosh, to eat food greedily, from the Yiddish word for snack bar and nudnik, an irritating person, a bore, from the Russian word nudnyń≠ meaning tedious.

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Gastroguiltology

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: gastro-guilt-ology

Sentence: Jim's large stomach was not the result a high consumption of beer, as most people thought. It was his practice of gastroguiltology passed down to him by his depression-era parents.

Etymology: Gastronomic - guilt (science of)

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Fedbyproxy

Created by: systemax57

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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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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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