Verboticism: Smartyr

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Smartyr

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SMAHR-turr

Sentence: Alex smartyred himself by having his coworker cut to the front for the staff-meeting continental breakfast, so that the coworker, and not Alex, would find out whether the milk was a month outdated, like last time.

Etymology: smarter + martyr

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mplsbohemian - 2007-06-26: 01:56:00
This is mostly based on a true story--sad thing was that I was the coworker!

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-26: 10:15:00
Great word!