Verboticism: Remorsel

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Remorsel

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ree-mawr-suhl

Sentence: Jonah's mother hammered him every night about cleaning his plate and how there were starving children around the world. Now he can't stand to see any remorsel go uneaten. His wife hasn't had to rinse a single plate before loading it into the dishwasher since they first met.

Etymology: remorse (deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction) + morsel (a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc)

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