Verboticism: Imiflater

'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Honchomitate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hon - CHO - muh - tayt

Sentence: Webster was a shameless suck up who would go to great lengths to honchomitate those above him in the chain of command.

Etymology: Blend of 'honcho' (boss) and 'imitate' (copy)

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metrohumanx VERY economical AND supercomical. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:25:00

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Echohead

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ek o hed

Sentence: "Sara thought that Sally, her new manager was stylish, clever and beautiful. In a vain attempt to get Sally to notice her,Sara set about becoming an echohead. Maybe that would make Sally realise how similar the both were?"

Etymology: Echo - a sound heard again near its source after being reflected. 2. A Person who reflects or imitates another. mid-14c.,personified as a mountain nymph, from ekhe "sound." The verb is from 1550s. Head - a person at the top, to whom others are subordinate, as the director of an institution or the manager of a department, the boss

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Copnoxious

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: Cop-nox-ious

Sentence: Copnoxiousness does not get you a raise Jennifer, go home.

Etymology: Copy, obnoxious - regarding themselves higher than others

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Mymickery

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Mime-mic-er-ie or mim-ic-ory. (col. var.)

Sentence: "They say imitation is the best form of flattery to deceivery but the amount of acting out and out mymickery that went on today was beyond the beyond, Mr. Bond", said Pauline.

Etymology: An overlapping mix of 0. Mimic, can be verb or noun, one who imitates or sends up another, to engage in such behaviour. 1. My, (possessive pronoun), which doubles as an expression of exasperation (my oh my!) 2. Mime, an art-form-of-expression which impersonates a frenchman locked in an imaginary glass box who eventually finds his way out by tugging on a rope. 3. Mick, meaning Irishman as Paddy "taking the mick" by impersonating ones character by winding up or taking the piss, taking the Michael. The -ery suffix just rounds off the whole ensemble, kit and kaboodle. Alright Jack?

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COMMENTS:

Kiss me Kojac! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 05:02:00

I hate Mimes but I love your word, scrabby! - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:24:00

metrohumanx mmmmmmmmm- good one. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:10:00

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Apeproval

Rhyme79

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ape-proov-all

Sentence: My boss is so vain that I figured he couldn't miss how awesome I am if I try the apeproval tactic. I mean, what I have got to lose? Putting on a hundred pounds, wearing enormous glasses, shaving my head and dressing like a gorilla kicked through a circus could only be good for my career, right?

Etymology: Ape- copy, mimic. Approval- consent, blessing.

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Suckupcubus

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Suk-up-u-bus

Sentence: Emily,now down to her last staw,saw no other way to get that promotion she so stongly felt she deserved but to become the top suckupcubus to her boss.To be the man, you got to become the man,she thought.

Etymology: Suck-up=someone who kisses someone a** to gain favor. Cubus=From the word succubus,which is believed to be a demon that controls your mind though sex.

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Folliculemulation

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: fol lick em you lay shun

Sentence: Mary's folliculation shamed the whole office.

Etymology: follicule - hair related emulate - copy

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Imprezidential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-prez-i-den-shuhl

Sentence: Her every action, from the way she dressed to the way she spoke was designed to be imprezidential.

Etymology: impress (to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings) + presidential (the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc)

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Panderox

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pan/der/ox

Sentence: With a vice-president position available, individuals being considered for the position panderox the boss at every possible opportunity. The secretaries have a chart keeping track of who is the biggest panderoxing fool.

Etymology: PANDEROX - PANDER + XEROX - verb - from PANDER (To cater to the tastes and desires of others) + XEROX (to copy, reproduce, or duplicate)

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COMMENTS:

indupitably, what a pandora's box we weave. good word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 09:52:00

original and clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:08:00

metrohumanx I once saw a panderox in an asian zoo. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:09:00

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Emuflate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: em + yoo + flayt

Sentence: No 2% raise is worth the amount of emuflating I'd have to do to get it.

Etymology: emulate & inflate

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