Verboticism: Chowcanery

'Are you prepping for the office lunch?'

DEFINITION: v. To pig out at your desk right before a business lunch, so you'll be satisfied with a salad and water at the restaurant, and create the impression that you're not a glutton. n., A secret snack taken to strengthen one's resolve not to eat too much while others are watching.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: chow/can/er/y

Sentence: She practised chowcanery to avoid eating a lot in front of her co-workers.

Etymology: chow + chicanery (trickery, deception )

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Comments: Chowcanery

silveryaspen - 2008-01-15: 09:43:00

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-15: 10:13:00
great word

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-15: 16:33:00
Did she ever chowproof herself with chowder? Great word!

bananabender - 2008-01-16: 01:10:00
I agree... clever!