Verboticism: Nocquaintance

'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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no kwayn tans

Sentence: Although Sally had hired her best friend Melissa and had still socialized with her outside work at non-work functions, she did not want it known they were friends. Melissa was now a nocquaintance and went along with this charade.In truth, Sally and she were long-time lovers and their employer, The Straight Times, a gay-bashing extreme newspaper tended to frown on this type of relationship!

Etymology: No (not, negative) & Acquaintance (colleague, associate)

Points: 419

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