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'You made that without using a real turkey?'

DEFINITION: v., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ress-eh-PROX-uh-muht

Sentence: Lester takes great pride in the many dishes he has developed over the years and he jealously guards his recipes so when asked for them he always offers up a reciproximate, a recipe containing the main ingredients but which always leaves out 2 or 3 very important items.

Etymology: Blend of 'recipe' and 'approximate'

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Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: Just like it reads: ood

Sentence: Me: What's for supper? She: My usual, ood.

Etymology: Food - f = ood


Cute word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 18:21:00


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Created by: coolkids58




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-gree-dee-eynt

Sentence: Sally always bugs Jason for his recipes. Somehow her versions never turn out the same as his. This might be because of the ingrediaints, those little components or techniques he "forgets" to tell her about.

Etymology: ingredient (something that enters as an element into a mixture) + ain't (is not)

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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: dih-fI-sih-pi

Sentence: Cheng is tired of people asking for his mouth-watering roast duck recipe, so he created a deficipe instead to be given out to anyone, anytime without have to worry if it would affect his restaurant business.

Etymology: 1) Deficient: falling short of some prescribed norm. 2) Recipe: directions for making something.


Cheng is tired of people asking for his mouth-watering roast duck recipe, so he created a deficipe instead to be given out to anyone, anytime without have to worry about his restaurant business. - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 01:34:00

Sheet I accidentally wrote the sentence in the comment box again! :-P - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 01:35:00


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Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: mine-us-an-thrope-e

Sentence: "Look, honey, here's a recipe for apple pie without apples! What? No, I don't think the Ritz cracker company are minusanthropic...I'm sure it will work fine..." (Yes, this is a real recipe. Kraft even had the guts to post it online.)

Etymology: misanthrope - someone who hates people in general + minus

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rong kok shun

Sentence: No one could figure out why Marianne made the best chili in the family. When they tried to copy her old family recipe, it never tasted the same. One day her nephew Charlie, a criminalogical forensic chemist, decided to analyze the ingredients in a batch she had made. When he compared it to the recipe she had given him it was no wonder he kept making a wrongcoction. There was no evidence of beef, tomato, beans or known spices in the original recipe. To this day, her wrongcoction remains an unsolved mystery to Charlie.

Etymology: Wrong (not in accord with established usage or procedure) & Concoction (any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components)


petaj clever - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:40:00

When I said it out loud, it sounds a tad bit risque and made me giggle! Wow ... what a fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:17:00

metrohumanx Please bring a covered dish to the First Annual International Verbotomy Festival and Bake-Off scheduled for 2010 (location TBA) tupperware please. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 10:42:00

metrohumanx And how about that sublime BEEF-A-REENO that cleared the house last Christmas? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:31:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kond kok shun

Sentence: Everyone wanted Grandpa's recipe for his "Rattlesnake Stew". He had made it many times and it was always a different and unique connedcoction. His old friends always asked for the recipe, but he told them it was a guarded family secret. We called it what it really was..."Clean out the Fridge Stew". Proof positive lay in the vast ingredients, which changed weekly: mystery meats like roast beef slices,pieces of cut-up wieners,ham bits, pork chop chunks, chicken fingers, get the picture. They were flavored by various bits of peas, corn, beans, pickles, spuds and noodles. All ingredients were of indeterminate age. It inspired my brother to do his dissertation on the fact that most seniors actually get sick and die from food poisoning: Children of the Depression and War-time Rationing who used up all food they hoarded, no matter it's shelf-life.

Etymology: Conned (deprived of by deceit;a swindle in which you cheated)& Concoction (any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;an occurrence of an unusual mixture;the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Dee-greed-ee-ate

Sentence: Whenever he was asked to pass on one of his original recipes Clarence always made sure to degrediate the recipe of one of the most important ingredients.

Etymology: de = to remove or undo + ingredient


how degrediating! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:47:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: left/ow/turs

Sentence: I agreed to host a Thanksgiving leftovers party but the recipes I found on line were more like leftouters

Etymology: left out + leftovers

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-15: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James