Verboticism: Gormanitarian

'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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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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Consumize

Created by: destrict

Pronunciation: kon-soom-eyes

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

Etymology:

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Terribleat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: terr + ih + bleat

Sentence: Look, those poor kids are starving, so the least I can do is terrobleat this food...for them.

Etymology: terrible + eat + guilt, of course

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Compleatism

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /kəmˈplidˌɪzṃ/

Sentence: The compleatist was also very lazy, so the nearly empty jar of peanut butter that he couldn't be bothered to scrape out sat in the cupboard for years.

Etymology: complete + eat + -ism

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Noshnik

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Created by: davrand

Pronunciation: Nosh + nik

Sentence: My husband Shlomo is such a noshnik. When I got up this morning to wash the dishes from last night dinner party, I found crumbs in the sink where he was eating all the leftover crackers and cheese.

Etymology: A combination of nosh, to eat food greedily, from the Yiddish word for snack bar and nudnik, an irritating person, a bore, from the Russian word nudnyĭ meaning tedious.

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Grubsessive

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: grəbsɛsɪv

Sentence: Having grown up being chided to always be in the ”clean plate club”, Billy has become grubsessive. The disposer in his sink is in practically pristine condition. Those starving children in Africa don’t stand a chance getting anything out of this food chain.

Etymology: grub (food) + obsessive (to be preoccupied)

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Philupthropy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fill-up-thrah-pee

Sentence: his expanding waistline was a testament to his philupthropic ways

Etymology: fill up, philanthropy

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle so clever!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-12: 10:30:00

Love it. - aayeye, 2007-10-14: 17:42:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:15:00

Wow! I was thinking along those lines:) - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:02:00

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Glutmartyrton

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gluht-mahr-ter-tun

Sentence: Immediately following the cancellation of his monthly donation to childrens charities, he glutmartyrtonned on copious amounts of potato chips, cheesies, doritos and party mix.

Etymology: glutton + martyr

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Overgluttonizing

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: o-vur/glut-tun/is-ing/

Sentence: It is crazy to overgluttonize even when the food isn't yours.

Etymology: over(more) glutton(eating a lot) ize(suffix)

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Compulseindulge

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: com-PULSE-in-dulj

Sentence: Freddie had a phobia regarding leftovers wherein he feared they would go to waste if not eaten immediately and he would immediately compulseindulge following meals wherein he would clean up all leftovers in dishes and from other folks plates.

Etymology: Blend of 'compulsion'(a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act) and 'indulge' (to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc)

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