Verboticism: Chowcanery

'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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Gnawhide

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: naw - hide

Sentence: Rusty was gaining quite a reputation. His coworkers secretly called him "ol' gnawhide" as they had caught him at his desk, in the supply closet, in the washroom and even in the stairwell, eating ribs, chicken and turkey legs before luncheon/meetings with the Board of Directors. Because he wanted to maintain the carefully crafted personna of "health nut", representing that he only ate fruit, berries and nuts, he found it necessary to cater to his inner-carnivore when he knew that he would not have access to his favorites for the rest of the day.

Etymology: Gnaw (to chew or bite on with the teeth), Hide (to conceal or cover up).

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COMMENTS:

Great, now I have the Rawhide song going through my head: "Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those hot doggies rollin', Rawhide! Good word though... - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:54:00

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Pregorge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pree gorj

Sentence: Judith had just ten minutes to finish her pregorge, before joining her workmates for sales meeting at IHOP.

Etymology: previous & gorge

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Cramouflage

Created by: Niarc

Pronunciation: 'Cram-o-flage'

Sentence: Anticipating management's poor attempt at a staff buffet, Pete went about his usual cramouflage, secretly gobbling a hand-full of dried cereal, two cupcakes and half a bag of marshmallows.

Etymology: A combination of 'Cram'- to fill with an excessive amount of food; overfeed, and 'Camouflage' - concealment.

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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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Hastytaste

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈhā-stē-ˈtāst\ (hay-stee-tayste)

Sentence: Susan knew the presentation could drag on for hours, so she hastytasted a granola bar to hold her stomach over.

Etymology: Haste- Germanic Taste- Old French

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Prevour

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pre-VOW-er

Sentence: Having an abnormally huge appetite Miranda found it socially necessary to prevour on office lunch days so as to be able to restrict her food intake at the weekly office lunch.

Etymology: Blend of the 'pre' (prefix meaning before) and 'devour' (to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously)

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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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Premasticator

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: pre-mas-ti-kator

Sentence: susan was accused of being a premasticator by billy who had witnessed her shoveling anything from ho-ho's to hot pockets into her face before the office lunch,he offered the tattered remains of a pizza bagle as evidence of the carniage.

Etymology: pre-to come before., masticate- to chew,or eat.

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COMMENTS:

Goo one - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:28:00

Sorry Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:29:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-11-12: 18:25:00

metrohumanx No, it WAS a goo one. Very nice. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:43:00

I like it.... - mweinmann, 2008-11-14: 07:52:00

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Clandesdine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klan-des-dahyn

Sentence: When Jill heard that the boss was going to surprise the staff by sending out for pizza. She really didn't like pizza too much so she knew she would have to clandesdine at her desk if she was going to get a decent meal. The box of donuts stashed in her bottom drawer was surrepdelicious.

Etymology: clandestine (done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment) + dine (to take any meal)

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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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