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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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Nontoktomise

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: non - tock - too - m - eyes

Sentence: The Supervisor's nontoktomise approach to her supposed best friend in the office, upset and annoyed those who witnessed the effect it had on her.

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Ssshociashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sssssh so see ay shun

Sentence: Erika was friends with her boss, Sally, but company policy forbid fraternizing. Instead they had developed a ssshociashun, where they ignored each other at work. This tactic came in when Sally was caught stealing from her employer, The Public Library. Erika did not want to be found Guilty by Ssshociashun.

Etymology: Sssh (the sound you make when trying to quiet somebody) & Association (a formal organization of people or groups of people;a social or business relationship) & Shun ( avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Dissassociate

libertybelle

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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Incogmigo

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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Assocignorade

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: uh-soh-shee-ig-nawr-ad

Sentence: John refused to meet his assocignorade, Jayne, for lunch because of the company policy forbidding office romances.

Etymology: Middle English associaten Latin ignōrāre French camarade

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Dismissami

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: dis-miss- a- mi

Sentence: Jane was getting tired of being Karen's dismissami at the office-- ignoring Jane in front of VIPs, then calling her every night to chat.

Etymology: dismiss & ami (friend)

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COMMENTS:

So you dismissami, do you? Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 19:05:00

MrDave2176 Hasn't scratched the surface yet? - MrDave2176, 2007-10-25: 22:15:00

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Confriendential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-frend-den-shuh l

Sentence: Kate and Allie grew up together. They went to college together. They are roommates. The fact that they work as sales reps for competing companies means that their relationship is confriendential at work.

Etymology: confidential (in strict privacy or secrecy) + friend (a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard)

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Slymatize

lwidmer

Created by: lwidmer

Pronunciation: SLY mah TIZE

Sentence: "Sherri was nearly caught slymatizing with Helen by the fax machine."

Etymology: From the Greek "sly" meaning doing something your mother shouldn't know about, and the Australian "mate" meaning a friend or chum who would hold your hair back while you throw up.

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Privypal

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Incogmigo

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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COMMENTS:

I likey, and I votey. :) - lumina, 2008-09-24: 00:07:00

I like it too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:47:00

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Comments:

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