Verboticism: Sycopyphant

Sycopyphant

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

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.

Pronunciation: si-CAH-pee-fuhnt

Sentence: Everyone knew Cathy was a complete suck-up, always doing whatever the CIO, Mr. Srinivasan, wanted. But jaws hit the floor when she came into the meeting room today. She had risen to the level of complete sycopyphant, cutting her hair short, dying it black, and wearing a Nehru jacket identical to what her boss always wore. The two were almost indistinguishable.

Etymology: SYCOPHANT: a servile self-seeking flatterer + COPY an imitation or reproduction of an original

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Comments: Sycopyphant

Nosila - 2008-08-07: 23:26:00
Good word...like a psychopyphant maybe???

metrohumanx - 2008-08-08: 07:15:00
Great paragrab Tim the E...