Verboticism: Gnawhide

'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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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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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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Previgorge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PRE-veh-gorj

Sentence: Sandra had a 'secret' technique to avoid eating large meals at company gatherings that she called previgorge and though she knew that others in the office knew of her habit, she continued with the practice hoping that influential people at company luncheons would be impressed with her 'sensible self control'.

Etymology: Blend of 'previous' (coming or occurring before something else; prior) and 'gorge' (a gluttonous meal)

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Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:37:00

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Crampfed

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Crampf'd

Sentence: Every morsel was crampfed into her mouth.

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Clandeskdine

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klan-dehsk-dyne

Sentence: Knowing that her lunch meeting would be with that handsome sales rep and that she would only order a small garden salad and a water to impress him, Natasha hid in her cubicle and began her clandeskdine eating operation at 9 am with a large box of cinnamon rolls.

Etymology: clandestine - held in secrecy + desk + dine

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-11-12: 18:24:00

Like it! - Nosila, 2008-11-12: 21:55:00

Me, too - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 02:38:00

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