Verboticism: Diehardworker

Diehardworker

Created by: kateinkorea

Definition: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

Pronunciation: DIE HARD WOR ker

Sentence: “Death by deadlines” was what they wrote on his tombstone. But Charles’s dead end job became the death of him. Charles was always working hard while those around him were hardly working. His diehard devotion to his hard work ethics made him the diehardworker of the year…when he retired permanently of a heart attack.

Etymology: DIEHARD: Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will HARDWORKER: Someone who works hard DIE:

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Comments: Diehardworker

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 11:07:00
Excellent etymology! Excellent verbotomy!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-30: 12:46:00
and if you believe in reincarnation you could have diehardworker2

splendiction - 2009-03-30: 20:16:00
Awesome word - especially the "death by deadlines" and " working hard while others were hardly working"! - ha ha, sad, though too.