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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: 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: Tigger

Pronunciation: owt-grē'dē-ənt

Sentence: Teresa smiled to herself after writing out, and handing the recipe for her famous 'pumpkin-apple tarts,' to Janice -- when Janice had begged her to write it down from memory, Teresa had warned her that she was somtimes forgetful -- and now, she realized she had forgotten to include the sugar; an 'outgredient' if you will. 'They certainly will be tart,' Teresa thought to herself, with a chuckle.

Etymology: out (Middle English, outen "to put out") + [in]gredient (Latin, ingrediēns - present participle of ingredī, to enter)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diˈlesh əs

Sentence: Millie made the best pies in the county. She had the blue ribbons to prove it. She never wrote down her recipes so when asked she would write them from memory. Somehow they never turned out the same. Hers were delicious, theirs delessious. Maybe the fact that she would "forget" some key ingredient, by accident of course, had something to do with it.

Etymology: delicious (highly pleasant to the taste) + less (a smaller amount of; not as much)


nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:21:00

metrohumanx Mmmm Pies are the zenith of dessert making. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:38:00

Good word...less is more! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 20:38:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/la/mode/i/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: Sally's piece de resistance at the end of a meal was her famous homemade ice cream. When guests begged for her recipe she always gave then the one with the alamodeification.

Etymology: a la mode + modification


Perhaps you left 'Alamo' out of your etymology deliberately??? What a clever way to convey the failure of the alamodeification! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 13:00:00

metrohumanx A tip of the hat to a MASTER verbotomist. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:11:00

Great word...I'dlike some vanilla right now myself! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 20:43:00

Great word. Also brings to mind of events at SAN ANTONIO, Texas in 1836. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-27: 02:16:00


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Created by: patrick12345

Pronunciation: miss/grint

Sentence: To think my mom thought i would give her my misgrent for my apple pie.

Etymology: missing+ingredient

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: resəspyoŏrēəs

Sentence: The chorus around the holiday table is always **Mine never taste as good as Granny*s**. She smiles to herself knowing that the cards she had printed detailing her famous apple pie are recispurious. No sugar? Shouldn*t they know better? In any case, Granny is sure to keep her edge on the other women in the family for now.

Etymology: recipe (a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required) + spurious (not being what it purports to be; false or fake)

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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: lumina

Pronunciation: res/kip/ee

Sentence: While shopping for the ingredients, something told Suzanne that something was just not right. How could THIS be all that was inside Julia's DELICIOUS casserole? She swore she tasted ground turkey, but why wasn't it on the list? It wasn't until the strange concoction was pulled out of the oven that Julia realized Jan had managed to slip her yet another reskippee.

Etymology: recipe + skip


metrohumanx Hahaha. Good one, Lumee. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:40:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: men eye owe you

Sentence: Due to his forgetfulness, the menu became a meniou, his duck a l'orange became duck a l'oh oh.

Etymology: menu IOU

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Created by: Jenny




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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