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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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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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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Edmundorosape

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ed-MUN-do-ROS-ape

Sentence: Roxie wanted to edmundorosape Mr Sanchez so perfectly, even to his love of Latin-American dancing, that she began to learn to cha-cha.

Etymology: EDMUNDO ROS: the leader, the most important person, (rythming slang, Edmundo Ros = boss, from Edmundo Ros(b 1910), a popular Latin American band leader) & APE: A dupe. to mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally; a dupe.

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Bossiplicate

Created by: Wordotwist

Pronunciation: boss si ple kate

Sentence: Anne bossiplicated the actions of her employer in everything she did;from copying his dressing style to the way she spoke - yet hasn't dared till date to frown like him!

Etymology: bossiplicate = boss + replicate

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Imprezidential

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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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Bossimilate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: boss-sim-ill-ayt

Sentence: as everyone in the office started to look more and more like Mrs Jenkins, i realised resistance was futile... if i didn't bossimilate soon i'd stick out like a sore thumb

Etymology: boss, assimilate, similar, simulate

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COMMENTS:

better a sore thumb that a sore ... - better not go there today - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:55:00

Thumb your nose at our puns all you like. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:53:00

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Suckape

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: suck-ape

Sentence: Jen's such a suckape. In order to ingratiate herself to the boss she decided to copy him, so she changed political parties and started listening to Barry Manilow. But wearing green polyester suits with running shoes is just a bit over the top.

Etymology: suckup: ingratiate oneself to, often insincerely + ape: one who copies the mannerisms or words of another; an imitator

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Flatimuckero

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: f-l-ah-t-i-muh-k-er-o

Sentence: Jennifer was such a flatimuckero that she even shaved her head in order to suck up to her boss.

Etymology: flatter+imitate+suck up

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Copykate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpēkāt

Sentence: CopyKate wants so much to be like her boss that it hurts. The trouble is that her budget for the extravagant is nowhere near his. He wears European designer suits and drives a top-of-the-line Fiat. She wears knockoffs and drives a counterfiat, a Ford Fiesta with an after-market simulant grill. The shaved head wasn’t difficult to pull off. The chest hair may take some doing.

Etymology: duplicate (exactly like something else, esp. through having been copied) + Kate (woman’s name) A play on copycat

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Execumime

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: exec-u-mime

Sentence: Denise was such a good execumime that John could barely tell the difference between her and the boss.

Etymology: executive + mime

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