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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Deviousuprevious

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dee-vee-us-sup-pree-vee-us

Sentence: I came upon Geraldine in the ladies washroom. Running late for the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, it was odd to observe the deviousuprevious behavior she exhibited. I saw her hunched over the wastebasket and moved closer to get a better look. She was stuffing cheese cubes and crackers into her mouth at a furious rate of speed. Being well known for her survivalist approach to eating, I now knew her secret.

Etymology: Devious (sneaky, sly, covert, stealthy) + sup (to take a small amount of food or drink, to take supper) + previous (prior to, before)

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Counterfeast

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /koun-ter-feest/

Sentence: Joy's roommate quietly let Bradley into the apartment on her way out the door, while pointing him toward the kitchen, where he caught Joy snarfing down a couple of pizza-bagels — obviously counterfeasting before their dinner-date.

Etymology: counterfeit - done in imitation of something genuine; feigned (Old French, contrefait "contrary to facts") + feast - eat heartily (from Latin, fēstus "festival")

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COMMENTS:

"Does counterfeasting count more when you sit at the counter to do it?" asked the accountant. This creation, Tigger, just cries out for lots more wordplay! Good job. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 10:00:00

Perhaps, she found the joy of apizzament! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-15: 16:34:00

a tasty creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:51:00

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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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Cramoflage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRAM-uh-flahzh

Sentence: Bob, an arcanivore, whose hogma was: " lets binge from breakfast, for at office lunch we diet", carefully cramoflaged all morning long on Krispy Kreamy donuts.

Etymology: CRAMOFLAGE: blend of cram & camouflage, 2. HOGMA (hog & dogma) 3.ARCANIVORE: (arcane & -vore, as in omnivore)

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deelicious! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-15: 07:38:00

Amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-15: 09:37:00

another very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-15: 10:31:00

did somebody say donuts??? I can feel a cramcrave coming on... Another great word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-01-15: 22:00:00

Mmmm... donuts! —Homer J. Simpson - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:47:00

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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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Prebingeify

Created by: jack189

Pronunciation: Pre-binge-if-i

Sentence: Jan was talking to Pam in the break room and Jan said, "I'm really hungry, but I don't want to eat a lot at that luch." "Yeah",replied Pam," I'm really going to have to prebingeify for this one!"

Etymology: Pre(before)+binge(to eat a lot)+ify(suffix used to make word a verb)

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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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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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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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Cryptogobbler

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: krip-toh-gob-ler

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Etymology: From 'crypto-' - a prefix to mean 'secret' or 'hidden', and 'gobble' - to eat something quickly and greedily.

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