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'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: hooterbug

Pronunciation: dis/pal/o/mime

Sentence: My dispalomime Suzy cant keep her trap shut when we are at the office. I dont want anyone to know we go out after work because everyone considers Suzy to be a floozy. Well, she IS one but Suzy always attracts lots of men when she goes out and theres always an extra wingman for me.

Etymology: Dis (to show disrespect for; affront) + Pal (intimate friend; comrade; chum.) + Pantomime (conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.)


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-23: 10:20:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2008-09-23: 12:42:00

good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:49:00


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Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: fren dep ruh cate

Sentence: Don't come to my office George, or I'll have to friendeprecate you -- I need to keep my nose clean.

Etymology: friend + deprecate

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Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \ˈsnəb-ji-ˌgāt\

Sentence: Felicia would often snubjugate her office-mate when others were around yet would confide and even depend upon Molly when alone.

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin 'snubguts'

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: shame + mate

Sentence: Jill was no fool. She understood that her new frenemy Maggie, was just a shamemate, but Jill was low on friends at the office, and she did love to gossip.

Etymology: shame: embarrassment + mate: friend

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stealth-mate

Sentence: Even though they were best friends and soulmates, Tori and Sue had to be stealthmates in the office because it was against company policy to a supervisor to be friends with an underling. They even went to the next town to go shopping or to clubs so that no one from the office would see them.

Etymology: stealth: moving, acting or proceeding in a covert way + mate: one of a matched pair; close associate

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: dis-ass-oh-see-ate

Sentence: Although Margot liked to tell Gina all about her man troubles during trips to the bathroom, she thought it better for her reputation to dissassociate with her at all other times.

Etymology: diss - slang for snub + associate - syn for friend

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Krip/mate

Sentence: In the office, Jenny only got phone calls and e-mails from her cryptmate Barb, although they spent most weekends together cruising the night club scene.

Etymology: cryptic + mate


Am I channelling Bobby "Boris Picket here?! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:56:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känfədōnt

Sentence: Jill is Judy’s best of friend outside of work. At work she is a confidon’t, barely acknowledging that she knows Judy.

Etymology: confidant (a person with whom one shares a secret) + don’t (contraction of do not)


:) - galwaywegian, 2011-07-07: 04:36:00


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Created by: SteveMB1959

Pronunciation: Pal-no-pal-ism

Sentence: At weekends she's my pal, then weekdays she's not. Pal, no pal. (Part-time friend)

Etymology: Meaning pal (friend) some days, not a pal other days.

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Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Con-fee-dont

Sentence: My office confidont will remember that we do not talk now but after hours.

Etymology: Confidant + don't

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-25: 03:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-25: 12:01:00
"Yay!" :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-22: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James