Verboticism: Doppelmanager

'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dah-puhl-man-a-jer

Sentence: All butt-kissing and other adminitraits aside, when Bob showed up sporting the same Rocky and Bullwinkle tie that the boss wore, it was readily apparent that he had become a doppelmanager destined for the Borg room. Simpresarios always wound up as directums.

Etymology: doppelganger, manager

Points: 470

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Comments: Doppelmanager

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-14: 07:53:00
Didn't we all go through Bulletchewer's 'dopple anger' a few months ago? Where is that 'Chewer'? I miss his sarcastic comments.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 08:05:00
Did he do a doppel word? Yep, he was quite the charhackter.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 10:39:00
I just thought of a better word - mimeostaff. It's up for grabs for anyone wants it!

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-14: 10:49:00
personally I like your xeroxymorons - that's a terrific word

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 11:21:00
I liked it too, but it doesn't have any boss connotations. Perhaps it could be used for people who imitate pop culture icons.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 11:27:00
Another one - imbosster.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-14: 11:37:00
that's very good

Clayton - 2007-06-14: 11:42:00
Personally, I was going for a combination of mimicry and the lowliest worker I could think of, rather than use the boss. But a word like "employsonate" could go either way.

Clayton - 2007-06-14: 11:43:00
Good word there, also... three points!

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 11:57:00
Oooo, I like employsonate! Quite versatile.

Clayton - 2007-06-14: 12:05:00
Ted Doppel would be proud.

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-14: 14:41:00
xeroxymoron can be equated to any government official that I've come across - employsonate reminds me of some of the people I've 'worked with'or should I say 'hand held' through the day doing their job

petaj - 2007-06-14: 23:52:00
Imbossination/imbossinator was another one I toyed with, on the impersonation idea.