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'Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...'

DEFINITION: v., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: sand-wihch-ur-OO

Sentence: Alex plotted a complex sandwicheroo by which the object of his affection would discover a diamond ring tucked inside the PBJ he would finagle her to eat, but all it led to was a trip to the emergency room for her lacerated esophagus.

Etymology: sandwich + switcheroo

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Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Fridge-a-nin-ja


Etymology: Fridge (refrigerator) + Ninja (silent, stealthy mercenary agent) = Fridganinja

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: sten/o/grab

Sentence: Always on the run, Steve would swing open the company fridge to stenograb something quick and filling. Didn't matter to him whose name was on what or how big it was written, "KEEP OUT! AND THIS MEANS YOU STEVE!" No. As he had "places to go and people to see," he felt justified in stenograbbing from the fridge at least three times a week. Unfortunately one day, someone filled a danish with chocolate ExLax to teach him a lesson. He now brownbags it daily. (true story from my working days...poor janitor...was out for two days...and NO I didn't do it...)

Etymology: stenograph: A shorthand character/ write in shorthand. grab: Snap up: get hold of or seize quickly and easily.


Yes you did and good on you! At least justice was swift...maybe too swift! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:21:00

Oh, Nosila! It wasn't me! I swear! Actually the entire office thought it was really a mean thing the woman did, but she thought he deserved it. Too cruel for me. - lumina, 2008-10-03: 00:08:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thahy-jak-er

Sentence: Whenever Bob gets chicken for dinner he takes the leftovers to work the next day for lunch. What really annoys him is that there is a thighjacker who seems to have no compunction about pilfering from his co-workers.

Etymology: thigh (The part of the leg between the hip and the knee. Also called femur) + hijacker (to rob (a person or vehicle) by force)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rifrijəreɪdər

Sentence: Roger has taken to disguising his lunch after a run-in with the workplace refrigeraider. He now uses a green marker on his sandwich bag to make it look like the bread is moldy. The only issue he faces is whether or not someone will see his handiwork and throw it away.

Etymology: refrigerator (an appliance or compartment that is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink) + raider (a person who quickly and illicitly takes something)

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Created by: rexcausey

Pronunciation: lē'ən-kwi-zeen

Sentence: After indulging in some liencuisine, Jack was payed back ten fold as he spent the rest of his afternoon bowing before the "porcelain throne". (I guess you better be careful whose food you "borrow"!)

Etymology: Liencuisine is a noun derived from the words 1.) lien(in reference to: a claim or charge held by one party, on property owned by a second party)and 2.)cuisine(in reference to: FOOD)


We all need a friend that we can lien on...good word - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:23:00


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Hap-pee-stee-el

Sentence: Man, this is the best happysteal I've had in weeks!

Etymology: Happy meals come from Mickey D's, Happysteals come from The office fridge.

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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (adj.)snāg'wŏŏd' - Snagwood sandwich

Sentence: Galen usually indulges in a Snagwood sandwich when he forgets to bring his lunch.

Etymology: snag + [Dag]wood = (a thick sandwich filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, dressings, and condiments)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gruhb-STI-tyoot(toot)

Sentence: Sick of "shanghai surprize" and with his mate not willing to grubstake him, Bob hogged out on his boss's "Beef Prince Alfred." He knew that to grubstitute would get him in strife. And, besides, it was not on and would make his boss as mad as a cut snake. But, anyway, his boss was a bit of a boofhead, thick as three planks, who wouldn't know "Beef Prince Alfred" from "beggar's banquet."

Etymology: Blend of Grub:food (slang)& substitute. "Shanghai Surprize":fried up leftovers with rice. Mad as a cut snake:angry. Grubstake: give s.o. money to buy a meal.'Beggar's Banquet':whatever's leftover in the fridge. Related term: "grub & bub":food & drink.

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Created by: Kealtyrock

Pronunciation: lun-rob

Sentence: The tuna salad sandwisch that Hilda brought for lunch was a victim of lunrob from the office refrigerator.

Etymology: lunch and rob to steal

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-05: 02:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-05: 06:09:00
Good definition,REMI! During 40+ years of work, I found it to be a regular occurrence- probably happening somewhere right now!

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-05: 10:07:00
This has produced a great batch of words so far!

remistram - 2007-11-05: 10:47:00
It happens to all of us at least once during our working life!

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-05: 11:00:00
Happened with dip I brought in. Caught him in the act. Wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't double-dipping. And didn't have really poor oral hygiene. And I wasn't sure that it was his first offense and I had actually eaten the dip after him at some point. Yuck!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-02: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James