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'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the evil one.

Etymology: berate + fraternize

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Bigwigout

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /big-wig-owt/

Sentence: In the middle of her bigwigout, and despite their boss's presence, John couldn't help but chuckle a bit at the combined spectacle of his work environ.

Etymology: "bigwig" and "wigging out"

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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COMMENTS:

Outstanding!! - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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Nabbamocker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nab-a mok-er

Sentence: Joe thought it was hilarious to make fun of the boss in front of his workmates, that was until everyone went totally silent. When he turned round to discover his boss staring at him he felt like a complete nabbamocker.

Etymology: Nab(to catch,(a wrong-doer) + Mocker(someone who mocks) = Nabbamocker

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Bossonono

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos so no no

Sentence: Carmen got up on her manager's desk to show off for her colleagues by grinding and gyrating in a frilly dress. It was Friday afternoon and he had gone for the day. Right? Wrong! He came back for his briefcase and to tell her that the white slip she had been flaunting would now be a pink slip.

Etymology: Boss (leader, manager) & Bossa Nova (Brazilian dance, related to the samba) & Oh No No (an utterance of regret)

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the "evil one".

Etymology: BERATERNIZE - verb - from BERATE (to chide vehemently; to rebuke) + FRATERIZE (to associate with others in a brotherly, or congenial way)

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Lamploy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: v.:lam-PLOY / n.:lam-PLOY-ee

Sentence: Marjorie was lambusted when her boss found her acting the lamployee during bagle-time. lambusted: to be lamploying and get caught by the boss.

Etymology: lampoon is the root for lamployee but lambast is the root for lambust.

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Jeersighted

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'jir-'si-ted

Sentence: Kimberly was on a roll. "Oh hi. I'm Zinnia and I can't distinguish brie from camembert," she mused. And although Kimberly did know a lot about cheese, she did not know that Zinnia had entered the break room behind her. "You're right" she said meekly, "but neither can most people." Kimberly was now in the hot seat, and embarrassed that the sound of laughter had left her jeersighted. Kimberly took off her beret.

Etymology: jeer (deride with mocking) + sighted (having sight) play on nearsighted

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Jeerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Administraightman

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-min-i-straight-man

Sentence: The boss was the perfect administraightman for Carol until the day he discovered her in the middle of her routine. That was the day she was comic released. Now she's on comic relief because it's hard to find work as an officemocker.

Etymology: administrator: supervisor or boss + straightman: a performer who acts as a stooge for a comedian

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COMMENTS:

comical word - Nosila, 2010-03-18: 17:48:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James