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'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Honchpaunch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honch ponch

Sentence: When the new boss arrived, he was a portly gent and since everyone else was a thin reed, Freddy decided to eat Big Macs every lunch hour and drink beer after work so that he could gain weight and emulate the boss. He was so successful at developing his honchpaunch, that he had to wear a honchoponcho to cover it up.

Etymology: Honch (Sp.honcho-head person;boss;one who oversees workers) & Paunch (protruding abdomen)

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Imiflater

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɪməˌfleɪtɚ/

Sentence: Those engaged in imiflatery should be careful not to mimic their targets too well, as even the most narcissistic person would probably hate themselves if they were able to see them from the outside.

Etymology: From imitate + flatter (as in "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery")

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Halopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay lo peesheea

Sentence: Wanting badly to mirror her boss' success, Haley started developing a severe case of halopecia. It was hairable to watch.

Etymology: Halo (an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; halo effect-The halo effect is a cognitive bias whereby the perception of one trait (i.e. a characteristic of a person or object) is influenced by the perception of another trait (or several traits) of that person or object. An example would be judging a good-looking person as more intelligent) & Alopecia (loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers)

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Twingratiate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: twin grat chee ayt

Sentence: It was subtle at first, the way George starting copying some of his manager's phrases and favourite words. Then it became more obvious to the rest of the staff that he was copying mannerisms and fashion style of his boss. He got a raise and a promotion by being able to twingratiate himself with the boss...same hair-do (now bald, like the boss);same big goggles; same polyester leisure suits and same hideous patterned shirts. Things went well for George for a time. Then his world was torn apart when the boss transferred and a new, sharp lady boss took over. How the heck was he going to twingratiate himself with her without looking like Tootsie???

Etymology: Twin (duplicate or match) & Ingratiate (gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts)

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Suckupubus

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: suk-UP-yoo-bus

Sentence: The unbearable irony was that while Karen was a suckupubus, her boss Keith's only identifying characterstic was that he was a brown-noser.

Etymology: succubus: a (female) demon that seduces humans; suck-up: one who tries to curry favour at every opportunity

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COMMENTS:

good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:32:00

petaj Got my vote - you could have added boss in the etymology.. suck up your boss - suckupuboss. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:57:00

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Suckcessor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: successor

Sentence: Tina is now a consultant on suckcession planning. She has a wealth of experience in career advancement through the judicious use plastic surgery and the less intrusive techniques of mimicry and style adoption.

Etymology: suck up to + successor

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Edmundorosape

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ed-MUN-do-ROS-ape

Sentence: Roxie wanted to edmundorosape Mr Sanchez so perfectly, even to his love of Latin-American dancing, that she began to learn to cha-cha.

Etymology: EDMUNDO ROS: the leader, the most important person, (rythming slang, Edmundo Ros = boss, from Edmundo Ros(b 1910), a popular Latin American band leader) & APE: A dupe. to mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally; a dupe.

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Flatimuckero

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: f-l-ah-t-i-muh-k-er-o

Sentence: Jennifer was such a flatimuckero that she even shaved her head in order to suck up to her boss.

Etymology: flatter+imitate+suck up

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Clonenoser

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: clo - nozer

Sentence: Greta was a total clonenoser. First she started to wear the same lipstick color as her boss. Next the shoes, then the bracelet. She thought it a compliment to her boss that she had started to "evolve" into her likeness.

Etymology: clone (a perfect copy), noser - brown noser (someone who kisses up to the boss

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Honchomitate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hon - CHO - muh - tayt

Sentence: Webster was a shameless suck up who would go to great lengths to honchomitate those above him in the chain of command.

Etymology: Blend of 'honcho' (boss) and 'imitate' (copy)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx VERY economical AND supercomical. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:25:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 01:10:00
Office politics. You know it's a game. You understand the players. You've got a strategy. Now it's time to take action with Timothy Johnson's GUST -- even if that means shaving your head. Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 18:10:00
Love the artwork today James! Very funny!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:17:00
Thanks purple! And cheers to remistram for thinking of such a funny idea. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:27:00
By the way, Robert J. Sawyer, winner of Hugo and Nebula best novel awards, will be our featured author at Verbotomy next week. More details to follow... Check out Rob's website at www.sfwriter.com. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-08: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James