Verboticism: Coveat

'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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Coveat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: ko-veet

Sentence: Determined to maintain her waifish, anorexic reputation, Denise locked herself in her office and ate three Big Macs before stepping out to lunch with her co-workers. This way she'd simply order an ice water and nibble on some saltines.

Etymology: covert (meaning secret) + eat

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Comments: Coveat

silveryaspen - 2008-01-15: 09:56:00
Is there any caveat on coveat? Nah,its not illegal ... yet! I like it!