Verboticism: Afeigntance

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Afeigntance

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) ə-fān'təns; (tr. v.) ə-fānt'

Sentence: Although Marsha considered her after-work chats with Louise to be the beginnings of a true friendship, Louise's refusal to interact with her during business hours proved that theirs was only an afeigntance.

Etymology: a[quain]tance + feign = to put on an appearance of

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milorush - 2007-10-25: 17:20:00
(tr. v.) Afeignt