Verboticism: Starveating

'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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Scumching

Created by: grllkme

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Scumching can make you fat.

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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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Cleanplatism

Created by: nyxnekhbet

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Sentence: Joe wasn't really hungry but his cleanplatism kept him from leaving even a morsel for the mice.

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Guilttony

Created by: AlohaJo

Pronunciation: Guilt-ton-y.

Sentence: In an act of sheer guilttony, he ate all of his food. And his brother's. And his parent's. And his pet's...

Etymology: Guilt (from "guilt"), and tony (from "gluttony")

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Glutmartyrton

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gluht-mahr-ter-tun

Sentence: Immediately following the cancellation of his monthly donation to childrens charities, he glutmartyrtonned on copious amounts of potato chips, cheesies, doritos and party mix.

Etymology: glutton + martyr

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Carepigitis

Created by: Garry

Pronunciation: "Care" "pig" itis

Sentence: My brother,even though he was a lite eater, developed carepigitis on Thanksgiving Day!

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Foverumption

Created by: darkley

Pronunciation: fo-ver-ump-tion

Sentence: Jerry foverumption the disgusting meal.

Etymology: food+over+consumption

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Gormanitarian

Created by: Stevenson0

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

Sentence: Joe, 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: GORMANITARIAN - noun - from GORMANDIZE (to eat greedily, or ravenously) + HUMANITARIAN (having concern for and helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people)

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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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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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