Verboticism: Hypofriendal

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Comradeslip

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: com/rad/slip

Sentence: Our friendship vaccilated between comradeship and comradeslip when the upper management were within earshot.

Etymology: comradeship + slip

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COMMENTS:

i like your sentence :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-25: 10:37:00

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Snubjugate

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \ˈsnəb-ji-ˌgāt\

Sentence: Felicia would often snubjugate her office-mate when others were around yet would confide and even depend upon Molly when alone.

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin 'snubguts'

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Confidont

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfədōnt

Sentence: Jill is Judy’s best of friend outside of work. At work she is a confidon’t, barely acknowledging that she knows Judy.

Etymology: confidant (a person with whom one shares a secret) + don’t (contraction of do not)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2011-07-07: 04:36:00

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Incogamigo

Created by: verbinator

Pronunciation: in-COG-uh-MEE-goh

Sentence: Sarah and Kate were the classic incogamigos: cordial and distant co-workers by day, chummy phone pals by night.

Etymology: incognito + amigo

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COMMENTS:

Looks nice, sounds nice. I'll try this one out on my Italian-speaking in-laws, and see their response. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:58:00

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Ssshociashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sssssh so see ay shun

Sentence: Erika was friends with her boss, Sally, but company policy forbid fraternizing. Instead they had developed a ssshociashun, where they ignored each other at work. This tactic came in when Sally was caught stealing from her employer, The Public Library. Erika did not want to be found Guilty by Ssshociashun.

Etymology: Sssh (the sound you make when trying to quiet somebody) & Association (a formal organization of people or groups of people;a social or business relationship) & Shun ( avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Hypofriendal

Created by: ceilingtable

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Hushmate

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /hʌʃmeit/

Sentence: :- "You thought we were friends!!! We are darling, but a new kind of friends which is very hype today: we're hushmates..." (and if you don't like it then hush up).

Etymology: HUSHMATE. Hush (To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of) + Mate (A person with whom one is in close association; an associate)

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Confriendential

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfrendenchəl

Sentence: John and Tim are roommates. They have been since college. When they ended up working for the same company their situation became confriendential. The company policy against nepotism includes domestic partners which they are not. They only sleep in the same bed because they can*t afford a two-bedroom apartment. The shared showers save water. And the kissing? That*s just because they both come from affectionate families.

Etymology: Confidential (intended to be kept secret) + Friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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COMMENTS:

Not that there is anything wrong with it.... - Nosila, 2010-02-23: 01:30:00

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Colintimate

Created by: Juny1

Pronunciation: cul-int-i-mate

Sentence: During the meeting the were have a culintimate conversation.

Etymology: colleague + intimate

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Underpal

Created by: happyjocy

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Sentence: When they were at work, Betty and Jane were 2 people from different planets. But, in a shopping mall, these two underpals made the perfect pair.

Etymology: Under (beneath, below, the other side of things) + pal (friend)

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