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DEFINITION: n. The art of sneaking to the office kitchen without having to take orders from your colleagues for coffee, or tea, or anything... v. To sneak in and out of the office kitchen without getting caught.

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Furtfoodling

Created by: fantomex

Pronunciation: furt-food-ling

Sentence: So I decided to use my skills of 'furtfoodling' to avoid any unwanted distractions.

Etymology: 'furt' is taken from furtively (meaning trying not to be seen), and 'food' is from the obvious word food, and 'ling' is added to make it a verb. So you can clearly see the combined meaning, and this covers the definition well.

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Please give me a chance - this is my first verboticism! - fantomex, 2007-04-01: 14:04:00

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Surriplicious

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sərəplishəs

Sentence: Sarah will sometimes quietly slip out the back door at work to catch a quick snack and coffee at the local convenience store. She refers to these surreplicious mini-repasts as heaven elevens.

Etymology: surreptitious (kept secret, esp. because it would not be approved of) + delicious (highly pleasant to the taste)

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This is hilarious!! Love it. - mweinmann, 2009-10-16: 07:52:00

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Rationdashin

Created by: azazn

Pronunciation: Rash-in-Dash-in

Sentence: Lots of people around, looks like I'll be doin a little rationdashin.

Etymology: Ration: as in an amount of food. Dashin: as in a sudden movement

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Procastiworking

Created by: friskidu

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Stealthyeating

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stelth ee eet ing

Sentence: Jane Bond was the Queen of stealthyeating. She'd be sitting at her desk one minute and a minute later she'd have a full meal miraculously appear at her work station. No one could figure how she made it to the kitchen and back without anyone knowing. Little did they know their mild-mannered administrative assistant had been trained by the CIA in covert cusinary capers.

Etymology: Stealthy (marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed) & Wordplay on Healthy Eating (Conciously ingesting only nutritious foods)

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COMMENTS:

she must have been from Cavan (where they eat their dinner from a drawer) - galwaywegian, 2011-03-07: 13:49:00

She was definitely from the Copa Cavana - Nosila, 2011-03-07: 14:39:00

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Goferstwhile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GO - first - whyl

Sentence: Once the office errand girl and flunky at large, Miranda had found a way to surreptitiously avoid those tasks she'd become expected to run, and had become a goferstwhile extraordinaire.

Etymology: blend of gofer (errand boy/girl) and erstwhile (formerly)

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COMMENTS:

neat blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-13: 10:34:00

Lovely word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-15: 20:09:00

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Metiming

Created by: mikeysfbay

Pronunciation: MEE-ty-ming

Sentence: I've become a master of metiming. Just this morning, I was at the deli during a staff meeting.

Etymology: Anyone of the "Me" generation knows all about "Me time".

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Brounging

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Created by: coachnomad23

Pronunciation: Brown-jing

Sentence: After having finished the stack of invoices on his desk, Jack crept quietly so no one would catch him brounging in the workroom

Etymology:

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Avoidoidordery

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: a-void-doid-der-ee

Sentence: After weeks of trial and error, Margaret's system of avoidoidery was working. She could drink as much coffee as she wanted!. It was simple. She scurried towards the lunch room (and the washrooms) desperately squeezing her legs together, looking like she was about to explode. And effective. By the end of the day she was no longer faking it.

Etymology: avoid + order

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avoid de o do - from Avoideville acts - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-13: 10:54:00

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Teaception

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: tee-sep-shun

Sentence: Hiding her mug in the billowing folds of her skirt, Lisa traced a circuitous route towards the scullery...praying none of her office colleagues would catch wind of her intended teaception. She knew they would frown on her act of sculleryduggery!

Etymology: tea + deception

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COMMENTS:

Why can't we have more than one word each? I wanted to add "sculleryduggery" too! - urbanwookie, 2007-04-01: 12:37:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-30: 01:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-30: 04:24:00
Schrutestealth

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-30: 04:30:00
Oops- wrong button. Sorry for the shameless advertising! Better get myself some coffee!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-06-15: 11:30:00
I LIKE EATRAIDER ! The double meaning is very funny... Metrohumanx

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-16: 03:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus. Thank you erasmus. ~ James