Vote for the best verboticism.

'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.

Create | Read


Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.


Created by: iluvenglish

Pronunciation: swa-punch

Sentence: roger was dying to swapunch his lunch for the salmon steak.

Etymology: swap, lunch

| Comments and Points


Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: snack-boost-ing


Etymology: snack + boost (steal)

| Comments and Points


Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for aje

Sentence: Forsythe the Forensic Accountant on the fourth floor was famous because he would forayge in the fridge. He focussed on fabulous finds and would forge ahead of the noon rush to find filberts, feta, fontina, figs and Fanta. He filched things out of different lunch bags and filled his own lunch box with the fixings. Then he would calmly stroll into the lunch room and enjoy a free, filling and funtastic feast. He would purloin sirloin,pluck duck,plunder Wonder bread,rustle mussels,grab crab,rob Cobb and snitch sandwich with the slickness of any cat burglar. In his haste for taste one late morning, Fosythe failed to foresee the video camera which was installed in the lunch room. As he was hauled off in handcuffs, he all too late remembered that there was no such thing as a free lunch!

Etymology: foray (steal goods; take as spoils;briefly enter enemy territory;a sudden short attack) & forage (the act of searching for food and provisions;collect or look around for (food))


zxvasdf A vision of people wandering from commerce to commerce, sneaking into lunch lounges and forayging, only to be chased out by indignant businesspeople or teachers or janitors. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-02: 09:36:00


| Comments and Points


Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: thee + ver + eat

Sentence: I forgot my lunch today, so I'll just hit the fridge and theivereat.

Etymology: theivery + eat

| Comments and Points


Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stock/ed/ex/change

Sentence: When Joe didn't have enough time to make a good lunch, he just visited the full staff fridge and performed a stockedexchange.


| Comments and Points



Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: up-PIL-fridge-ATE alt;UPILFRIDGEATE

Sentence: Hank the Shank was a model citizen, an adequate employee and an active member of his community. Unbeknownst to his co-workers, he was also the office food thief, stealthily swapping his unappetizing mozzarella sticks for someone's imported brie. Hank the Shank would UPILFRIDGEATE his bland baloney sandwiches for a slice of Cap's home made quiche when nobody was looking, and justify it to himself by leaving low-grade generic foodstuffs behind. His moral oversight resulted in the communal refrigerator filling up with industrial-grade munchies which remained untouched and unwanted. With each foodswap, his guilt and fear would grow, but he was unable to stop himself. Hank the Shank knew that if he was caught UPILFRIDGEATING, he would be shunned by his comrades and a fog of suspicion would linger over him like a noxious cloud of escaped freon. To a foodlum like Hank, the bleu cheese was always greener on the other side of the fence.

Etymology: UP+PILFer+refRIDGErate+ATE= UPILFRIDGEATE .....UP:from "upgrade".....PILFER:: steal ; especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again;Middle French pelfrer, from pelfre booty.....ATE: past tense of EAT;: to take in through the mouth as food : ingest, chew, and swallow in turn;Middle English eten, from Old English etan; akin to Old High German ezzan to eat, Latin edere, Greek edmenai


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-10-02: 02:37:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-10-02: 02:54:00

excellent prose - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-02: 13:25:00 it! Quel fromage! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:19:00


| Comments and Points


Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: frawed - you - lunch

Sentence: After performing a soupendectomy on Mary's lunch bag and pulling the old swindlewich on Bill, leaving a ham on white for his ploughman, Jim had put together quite a fraudulunch.

Etymology: fraudulunch = blend of fraudulent and lunch, soupendectomy = to successfully remove soup from the lunch bag of another, swindlewich = secretly trading your sandwich for one of better quality.


Nice words - pungineer, 2007-11-06: 06:09:00


| Comments and Points


Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pilll frihj

Sentence: The pilfridge was obviously perpetrated by the owner of the abandoned blandwich.

Etymology: pilferage, fridge


excellent! - Nosila, 2010-03-02: 18:35:00


| Comments and Points


Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Fridge-a-nin-ja


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

| Comments and Points


Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sand switch er roo

Sentence: Hungry Harry made sure he got to the lunchroom early every day, before his co-workers arrived. His mission was to pull the old sandswicheroo trick. He always brought the same thing, a sandwich made of buttered white bread and swapped it for a more interesting concoction. He had previously enjoyed hummus and veggies on pita, pate on rye, hearty chicken salad, roast beef and provolone and his all-time favourite after holidays, turkey sandwiches. He'd swap then eat at his desk and although many complained, no one could prove he had done the old sandswicheroo once again. This was especially galling to his colleagues, who, like he, all worked at FBI Headquarters!

Etymology: Sandwich (two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them)& Switcheroo (trick where one thing is sneakliy swapped for another)

| Comments and Points

Show All or More...



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