Verboticism: Passociate

'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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Passociate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pas so she at

Sentence: Mindy and Rowena are inseparable on the weekends and at social functions. They also work together and since fraternization between management (Mindy) & staff (Rowena)is frowned upon, they have passociate relationship. When they pass each other in the hall, they feign indifference. For up-and-comer Mindy,this is a smart tactic, since Rowena is President of the local UFO Society, leads a coven and has been known to speak in Klingon.

Etymology: Pass (allow to go without comment;be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background) & Associate (a person who is frequently in the company of another;colleague;friend)

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