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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Sneack

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sneek

Sentence: Angela was unaware of the office lunch that day and panicked because she had no sneack food at her desk.

Etymology: Sneak - to do something secretly. Snack - a quick bit of food.

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Gastrostash

Created by: Dfridal

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Treacheat

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: treach-cheat - verb treach-cheat-ing - noun

Sentence: Crammity Jane hid often so she could treacheat without being seen.

Etymology: treach from treachery ... cheat for not wanting others to see her eating ... eat for eating. Add an 'ing' to make it a noun.

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COMMENTS:

Cryptojane with cramability! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:45:00

a nice furtive word. I'm saying it quickly and it sounds even sneakier! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:43:00

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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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Sneakpigout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek pig owt

Sentence: What a Boar! Peggy was doing her usual sneakpigout at her desk before the big lunch out with the bosses. Apparently it was in honor of the new guy (hunk), Les Piggott. Just as she was cramming a big chunk of pizza into her cake-hole, the honoree stopped by her pen. He told her she was sow lovely and looked swill. He offered to give her a ride on his hog. She herd the haunting music of Swine Lake and then before she knew it they were porking each other in her sty and missed the lunch completely. She became Miss Piggy and he was the Loin King. Afterwards, news of their cloven encounter was bacon the rounds at work.

Etymology: Sneak (clandestine;secret;put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner) & Pig Out (overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself) Play on Sneak Peak.

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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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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: She practised chowcanery to avoid eating a lot in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: chow + chicanery (trickery, deception )

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:43:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:13:00

Did she ever chowproof herself with chowder? Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:33:00

I agree... clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-16: 01:10:00

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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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Preglut

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prē glət

Sentence: Marcy had an image to uphold. Whenever she was going to lunch with a client she would preglut from her in-desk snack stash. Few would guess that she had more Ho Hos than Santa.

Etymology: pre (before) + gluttony (habitual greed or excess in eating)

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COMMENTS:

Simple. To the point. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-12: 07:47:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-12: 09:10:00

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Cramoflage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRAM-uh-flahzh

Sentence: Bob, an arcanivore, whose hogma was: " lets binge from breakfast, for at office lunch we diet", carefully cramoflaged all morning long on Krispy Kreamy donuts.

Etymology: CRAMOFLAGE: blend of cram & camouflage, 2. HOGMA (hog & dogma) 3.ARCANIVORE: (arcane & -vore, as in omnivore)

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COMMENTS:

deelicious! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-15: 07:38:00

Amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:37:00

another very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:31:00

did somebody say donuts??? I can feel a cramcrave coming on... Another great word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:00:00

Mmmm... donuts! —Homer J. Simpson - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:47:00

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