Verboticism: Mimlick

'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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Supersonate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: supe-ER-sin-ayd

Sentence: Lindstrom was a shameless suck up who would go to any length to supersinate those above him in the company heirarchy to curry favor.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'supervisor' (n. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent. ) and 'impersonate' (v. to assume the character or appearance of; pretend to be)

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Clonenoser

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: clo - nozer

Sentence: Greta was a total clonenoser. First she started to wear the same lipstick color as her boss. Next the shoes, then the bracelet. She thought it a compliment to her boss that she had started to "evolve" into her likeness.

Etymology: clone (a perfect copy), noser - brown noser (someone who kisses up to the boss

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Clononialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

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

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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COMMENTS:

Send in the clones. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 12:02:00

And where are the clones? There ought to be clones. Uh oh - Purple's going to kill you - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 12:20:00

CLAAAAYTON!!! I know where your word lives!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:33:00

Hahaha. What?! You got something against that song? It's almost as good as "MacArthur Park." - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:21:00

Now you've really done it Clayton - Someone's left the cake out in the rain - I think the only other song that long is In-a-gadda-da-vida - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 15:47:00

(don't ya know that I'll always CLUB you) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 16:17:00

too punny for words - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 16:39:00

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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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Duplikate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: d(y)oōpləkāt

Sentence: Katherine was so impressed by her boss that she started emulating her every move to the point that coworkers started calling her dupliKate.

Etymology: duplicate (exactly like something else, esp. through having been copied) + Kate (a shortened version of Katherine)

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COMMENTS:

love it...dupliKate! - Nosila, 2010-01-08: 14:45:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Doppelmanager

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dah-puhl-man-a-jer

Sentence: All butt-kissing and other adminitraits aside, when Bob showed up sporting the same Rocky and Bullwinkle tie that the boss wore, it was readily apparent that he had become a doppelmanager destined for the Borg room. Simpresarios always wound up as directums.

Etymology: doppelganger, manager

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COMMENTS:

Didn't we all go through Bulletchewer's 'dopple anger' a few months ago? Where is that 'Chewer'? I miss his sarcastic comments. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 07:53:00

Did he do a doppel word? Yep, he was quite the charhackter. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 08:05:00

I just thought of a better word - mimeostaff. It's up for grabs for anyone wants it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 10:39:00

personally I like your xeroxymorons - that's a terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 10:49:00

I liked it too, but it doesn't have any boss connotations. Perhaps it could be used for people who imitate pop culture icons. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:21:00

Another one - imbosster. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:27:00

that's very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 11:37:00

Personally, I was going for a combination of mimicry and the lowliest worker I could think of, rather than use the boss. But a word like "employsonate" could go either way. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:42:00

Good word there, also... three points! - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:43:00

Oooo, I like employsonate! Quite versatile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:57:00

Ted Doppel would be proud. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 12:05:00

xeroxymoron can be equated to any government official that I've come across - employsonate reminds me of some of the people I've 'worked with'or should I say 'hand held' through the day doing their job - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 14:41:00

petaj Imbossination/imbossinator was another one I toyed with, on the impersonation idea. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:52:00

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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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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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Copycatistaff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: copy-cat-a-staff

Sentence: Mr. Schmuck loved it when potential new copycatistaffers joined his team. He intuitively could detect the fresh ones ready for molding.

Etymology: copycat + staff

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