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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: 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: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: in-chuhm-myoo-ni-KAH-do

Sentence: Bob and Roxie remained paloof shushmates, in inchummunicado, through months of management meetings.

Etymology: Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour.


Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 06:34:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-25: 06:52:00

you always pack your sentences with more than one great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 11:16:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: com/rad/slip

Sentence: Our friendship vaccilated between comradeship and comradeslip when the upper management were within earshot.

Etymology: comradeship + slip


i like your sentence :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-25: 10:37:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nod nod akwain tans

Sentence: By day, Jill was a mild-mannered accountant and Jack was a mild-mannered sales manager. But no one in their office realized that they had a nondnodacquaintance. They appeared casual and aloof to each other at work. But by night, they were red-hot lovers and neither of their spouses realized that their collegiality actually went from the boardroom to the bedroom. Their clandestine relationship may have had something to do with the fact that they worked for a very religious publisher who had a no tolerance policy towards extra-marital trysts, punishable by termination of both parties.

Etymology: Nodding Acquaintance (someone known to you in passing;informal relationship) & Nod Nod (wink, wink, say no more, nuff said, know what you mean, a wink's as good as a nod to a blind Monty Python...meaning secret, hint)

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Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: pri__/vee/paall | Note: (__) = last 2 letters of the word prick. That is how pri is supposed to be pronounced: just like prick, but without the (ck).

Sentence: Melissa Adams was my best friend all through grade school, high school and university. We even got the same job together, yet we are not friends as much. We do not giggle like we use to in school. This is business, and our conversations cannot be disclosed. We are privypals by day, and aquaintances by night.

Etymology: privy (private) + pal (friend)


Love it: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:59:00

Thankyou! - Kevcom, 2007-10-25: 22:24:00

Nice word Kevin.!! - Stevenson0, 2007-10-26: 07:56:00


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Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Kon-f-eye-doh-no-ner!

Sentence: Best friend by night, Confidononer by day!

Etymology: confide(say something in trust)+oh!(as in oh! not her)+ no(a negating expression)


I read your word as confi(don't know her) - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 12:26:00

that works also :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-25: 14:55:00


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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: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Ah-mee-gohst

Sentence: Janice and Sylvia glanced surreptitiously at the copy machine while tapping a finger on their respective phone receivers to indicate they would meet at 1pm to exchange client information and catch up on office gossip while making xeroxes of company memos. To the untrained eye, it would be difficult to discern that they were actually good amighosts.

Etymology: Amigos: friends + ghosts: invisible visitors.

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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: BigKP

Pronunciation: ch-you-got-it-man

Sentence: My secret crush at the office kept trying to make Chugotitmane with me.


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

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"Yay!" :)

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