Verboticism: Shunchum

'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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Pronunciation: Sh-un-ch-um

Sentence: Sylvia had put in for the senior management position, So when Jill greeted her with the usual good morning in front of the boss, she felt it was best to shunchum her one time friend. After all, it wasn't the done thing to be too friendly with your subordinates.

Etymology: Shun(Ignore, reject) + Chum(Friend) ORIGIN Oxford University slang for room-mate, probably short for chamber fellow = Shunchum

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