Verboticism: Cramouflage

'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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Chowcanery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: Jenny was a master at chowcanery to avoid eating in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: CHOWCANERY - noun - from CHOW (food) + CHICANERY (evasion, or deception used to trick, or deceive someone)

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Prepbinge

Created by: Seiya

Pronunciation: Prep-binj

Sentence:

Etymology: From 'preparation' and 'binge-eating.'

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Saladsinner

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sal-ed-sin-er

Sentence: Mary was an unrepentent salad sinner. Right before a date or any other sort of meal where she was eating out and in the company of others, she would raid the nearest refrigerator and gorge herself on whatever she could find. This made her the most reviled person in the office, and cost her quite a few second dates, as she would ask to stop by her date's apartment to use the restroom, then detour through the kitchen and return to the front door still licking her lips.

Etymology: Salad spinner modified to salad sinner

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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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Cramouflage

Created by: Niarc

Pronunciation: 'Cram-o-flage'

Sentence: Anticipating management's poor attempt at a staff buffet, Pete went about his usual cramouflage, secretly gobbling a hand-full of dried cereal, two cupcakes and half a bag of marshmallows.

Etymology: A combination of 'Cram'- to fill with an excessive amount of food; overfeed, and 'Camouflage' - concealment.

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Prepast

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pree-past

Sentence: Jill read that having a small prepast before a party would keep her from the embarassment of eating too much. So she kept a box of donuts and a bag of chips in her drawer to nibble on before a business lunch so that she would make a good impression by eating a light, healthy meal.

Etymology: pre: (prefix) before, earlier or prepartory+ prepare: make ready beforehand for a specific purpose such as an event or occation + repast: a meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.

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Stealthyeater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stel thee eet ter

Sentence: Stella was a Stealthyeater. Before the weekly department group lunches onm Fridays at various popular but caloric eateries, she would eat something healthy and filling, so that all she would order when she was out for lunch was a salad. Todd was wise to her and mocked her, but he was secretly a stealthyeater, too, who filled himself with fruit and grains before joining his workmates, who appeared to absorb most of their calories by liquid methods!

Etymology: Stealthy (marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishmen)& Healthy Eater ( having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease & someone who consumes food for nourishment)

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Good word - TJayzz, 2008-11-12: 06:26:00

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Sneaksnack

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: snik-snack

Sentence: Shannon had a quick sneaksnack before going to the Friday lunch with the office gang. It kind of backfired on her as she still ended up looking like a glutton when all she was hungry for was conveniently, dessert.

Etymology: sneak + snack

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COMMENTS:

good word. - Mustang, 2008-01-15: 03:48:00

right on the button! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 21:53:00

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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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Sneakersnacker

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: sneeker snacker

Sentence: I told Mariana not to sneakersnacker before every meal she has with her boyfriend. Eventually, he's going to find out that she can't stop herself from totally pigging out.

Etymology: sneak, snack; sneaker, n., food fit for a glutton

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