Verboticism: Ingratiape

'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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Replickate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: repp lick ayt

Sentence: she was such a CEOclone, spending all her waking hours replickating the VP, down to his facial tick. She had a major panic attack when he started to grow a beard.

Etymology: replicate as in copy, lick as in arse

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was her name Kate? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:31:00

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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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Suckupubus

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: suk-UP-yoo-bus

Sentence: The unbearable irony was that while Karen was a suckupubus, her boss Keith's only identifying characterstic was that he was a brown-noser.

Etymology: succubus: a (female) demon that seduces humans; suck-up: one who tries to curry favour at every opportunity

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COMMENTS:

good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:32:00

petaj Got my vote - you could have added boss in the etymology.. suck up your boss - suckupuboss. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:57:00

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Bosstitute

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos stit toot

Sentence: Irma had survived many bosses in her long career. She developed many survival skills to weather the changes brought on by the next best manager she'd get stuck training. One secret to her success was to bosstitute herself. She figured out early that these guys had such egos, they loved nothing better than gazing in a mirror. So she reinvented herself to copy traits or physical qualities of each boss. There was Rex the cowboy boss, whose inspired her chaps and stetson. There was Richard the Ivy League yuppie who inspired her 3 piece pin-striped suits and designer briefcase. There was Howie, the used car salesman, who inspired her polyester suit and open neck Aloha shirts. There was Hubert the nerd, who inspired her mismatched clothing and pocket protector and glasses with white tape on the frames. And there was the womanizer, Jake, after whom she dressed like a rake. She couldn't wait to greet her new boss, Davinder Ravinder Pinderjit, in her new Nehru jacket with a marigold lei. Yes, Irma was definitely a bosstitute, a working girl and a hustler!

Etymology: boss (chief, leader, person in control) & substitute (copy; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another;act as a replacement) & prostitute (to sell ones self for money or favors)

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COMMENTS:

An entire cast to bossitutes, they should put you on charge. Accompished effort there nosy. S - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:51:00

metrohumanx A true classic ! We must have worked in the same place in another life. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-07: 18:16:00

Very neat. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:04:00

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Quislectonose

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: kwiz-LECT-oh-nose

Sentence: Mickey was already known to be the boss's puppy, following a step behind her, eating the same tasteless gluten-free bagels and wearing the same kevlar running shoes she had imported from Communist China, but everyone's collective jaws dropped open when she came to work with the same poorly-executed hairstyle and dollar-store sunglasses worn by our demented supervisor. Her secret nickname was forever changed from "The Wedge" to....QUISLECTONOSE ! She would rat out her comrades, applaud every hare-brained idea generated by management and now...gradually begin to resemble the wicked witch of the west. When a new director came to power after a Somali warlord-like interdepartmental coup d'etat, Mickey changed her appearance faster than an axis collaborator on the run. Now it was time to QUISLECTONOSE the new boss.....

Etymology: QUISling+refLECTion+brownNOSE=QUISLECTONOSE___quisling: traitor; particularly one who collaborates or panders to superiors_____reflection:to redirect something that strikes a surface, especially light or hairstyles, mennerisms,etc.usually back toward its cretin of origin_____(brown) nose:To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on_____thus:QUISLECTONOSE

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metrohumanx A cool work count tool for anybody who cares: http://www.wordcounttool.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-07: 18:18:00

Good one. I'm often wanted to used Quisling in a verboticism. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:10:00

metrohumanx Thanx Obob- quisling was a bit of a ....s t r e t c h ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 09:00:00

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Copyfavority

Created by: flippinsweetswim

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence:

Etymology: copy plus favorite

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Copycad

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: cop-ee-kad

Sentence: Frank's very crafty. He knows he'll never get to be manager of Knights Property unless Bob Knight approves it. So he wears the same style suits and drinks the same coffe. Bob thinks Frank's a mate, but behind Frank's smile is a heart of steel and obsessive ambition. Frank will do what it takes. He's a copycad.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another) + cad (one who behaves in a dishonourable way, a bounder)

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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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Stuplicate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stu-pli-ket

Sentence: By emulating his not-too-bright boss, the best he could hope for was to be a stuplicate.

Etymology: Stupid + Duplicate

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Cloneonialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

Sentence: Her cloneonialism was quite startling. She was determined to stake her own territory even if it involved personal sacrifice.

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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