Verboticism: Chowbella

'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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Specktroscoopick

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: spec/trow/scoop/ic

Sentence: Stan was a very specktroscoopick individual and would scoop up or pick up every speck of food at the table no matter how minuscule the crumb might seem to the untrained eye.

Etymology: spectroscopic + speck + scoop + pick

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Bullshitemia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: buhl shit eeee meee aah

Sentence: His bullshitemia increased his hunger whenever he saw starvation on the news.

Etymology: bulemia, bs

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Leftoeuvre

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: LEFT-eu-vrr

Sentence: Kit picked over the remains of the bloomin' onion and the bits of sirloin scattered about the table at the Outback until there was nary a leftoeuvre remaining. Her friends shook their heads sadly as they watched her gnawrosis manifest itself. gnawrosis: to eat compulsively.

Etymology: left(over) + oeuvre (in the sense of a complete set) = all the food left on the table. gnaw + neurosis = to compulsively eat.

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Consumize

Created by: destrict

Pronunciation: kon-soom-eyes

Sentence: Luckly, Joe didn't consumize the whole dinner table.

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Compassioneat

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kum PASH un eet

Sentence: Mr. Hoover always thinks of those less fortunate as he enjoys his meals, remembering his mother's words that "there are children in China who would love to eat" whatever is on his plate. He is very compassioneat, sometimes "dedicating" each of his second, third, etc., helpings to some unknown starving person. He even considers eating food off the floor to be "helping Mother Earth" by "recycling" something that would otherwise go uneaten. "Waste not, want not," he always says. More like "Waste not, waist YES."

Etymology: compassionate + eat

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Platepleaser

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the platepleaser felt very satisfied about finishing his six course dinner, the homeless men outside was hungry because the garbage can had nothing to offer today.

Etymology: Plate = food Pleaser = to please

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Remorsel

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ree-mawr-suhl

Sentence: Jonah's mother hammered him every night about cleaning his plate and how there were starving children around the world. Now he can't stand to see any remorsel go uneaten. His wife hasn't had to rinse a single plate before loading it into the dishwasher since they first met.

Etymology: remorse (deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction) + morsel (a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc)

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Chowbella

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelÉ™

Sentence: In a slightly misguided act of atonement, Gerry started the Double Clean Plate Club. When he was a kid his mother had always pushed him to clean his plate for the starving children of the world. Now with the thought that more is better, members gorge themselves with what Gerry calls chowbella, beautiful food. So far he and his club members have raised a lot more blood pressures than dollars. Next week*s gourmand-a-thon may change that.

Etymology: chow (food) + bella (beautiful - Italian)

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Seefoody

Created by: tbazz

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