Verboticism: Cramouflage

'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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Discreat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss creet

Sentence: she tried to discreat but the mayo-on-shiffon look gave it away.

Etymology: discrete, eat

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COMMENTS:

brevity is the soul of wit ... I like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:52:00

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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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Counterfeast

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /koun-ter-feest/

Sentence: Joy's roommate quietly let Bradley into the apartment on her way out the door, while pointing him toward the kitchen, where he caught Joy snarfing down a couple of pizza-bagels — obviously counterfeasting before their dinner-date.

Etymology: counterfeit - done in imitation of something genuine; feigned (Old French, contrefait "contrary to facts") + feast - eat heartily (from Latin, fēstus "festival")

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COMMENTS:

"Does counterfeasting count more when you sit at the counter to do it?" asked the accountant. This creation, Tigger, just cries out for lots more wordplay! Good job. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:00:00

Perhaps, she found the joy of apizzament! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:34:00

a tasty creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:51:00

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Preat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: preet

Sentence: When Dorothy knew the gang was going out for lunch at work, she would always preat at her desk. Whether a donut or a sandwich, this allowed her the chance to just nibble at a house salad and water. Her boss thought she ate like a bird and loved the fact that she cost him very little at these bashes. He just could never figure out why she was not skinnier...

Etymology: pre (before;in advance of) & Eat (eat a meal; take a meal)

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Prebingeinate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pree-binj-in-ate

Sentence: Sue prebingeinated every time her friends asked her out for lunch unbeknownst to them.

Etymology: pre + binge

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Prelunch

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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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Plurge

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Plh-urge

Sentence: I need to plurge before tonights business dinner.

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Sneaksnak

Created by: WriteBrighton

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Cramouflage

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cram-o-fl-arge

Sentence: Hillary thought her cramouflage plan was really clever, before going to the restaurant for a business meeting she ate a vast amount before she left so that she looked in full control when ordering a small salad and water for lunch. She felt so good knowing that nobody would ever guess her little secret.

Etymology: Cram(to fill or stuff) + Camouflage(hide or disguise) = Cramouflage

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:09:00

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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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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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