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DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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Lazegoist

Created by: chingbangwa

Pronunciation: lay-zee-gow-ist

Sentence: Lisa is such a lazegoist. She always waits for other people to finish her work and then she claims ownership of it just to increase her ego.

Etymology: Lazy (Disinclined to work or exertion)+ Egoist (A self-centered person with little regard for others)

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Praisesnagger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: prayz-snagger

Sentence: Freemont is an obnoxious praisesnagger, one who is willing to lend a hand in a community effort to get things done but who then tries to take most of the credit for it's having been accomplished.

Etymology: Blend of 'praise' (congratulations, kudos) and 'snag' (grab, take control of)

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Plunderachiever

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: plun-der-a-chee-ver

Sentence: Max was a plunderachiever because of his highly competitive nature. He blatantly took credit for the ideas of his coworkers to get ahead. One day, however, he became the office goat when he tried to take credit for Martha's recommendation to add another ladies room to the office.

Etymology: (play on underachiever) plunder: to take another's intellectual property + achiever: successful, a winner

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-10: 11:45:00

really good word...got my vote! - mweinmann, 2009-06-10: 19:52:00

hyperborean Perfect word. - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:45:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 02:49:00

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Plagiarmate

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: play-jar-mate

Sentence: Ricky, our boss, began to plagiarmate to corporate taking credit for all our ideas while he was at the golf course.

Etymology: plagiarism+teammate

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Mewok

Moonstar

Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: Me-Wock

Sentence: Everyone in the office knew Todd was a Mewok. He always pitched in to do the work, and he always had an idea, but he left others to do the hardlabor or hardthinking, and at the end of the day, he was always right there telling the boss about "his" projects and "his" hardwork. In truth, the boss was the ONLY one who DIDN'T know.

Etymology: Me, as is My + Wok, as in Work.

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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: After all, this team effort is really about me. I'm the one who needs to get ahead because I deserve to and some of the input was mine. It's certainly fair to me to mesurp the ideas and credit for the good of the whole group. Because if I get ahead the whole group benefits. It would be shameful and dishonest of me not to step forward and claim all the accolades because if no one claims them, then they would just go to waste. I would be truly letting the group and myself down.

Etymology: me + usurp (seize another's place, authority, or possession wrongfully)

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Protemagnanimate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: prō-těm'māg-nān'ə-māt'

Sentence: The project had to be completed, and for the success of the venture, it had to be seen as the success of the CEO; therefore, Bruce decided to protemagnanimate and put Gayland's name on the patent registration as the inventor.

Etymology: pro tem, for the time being; magnanimate, invented verb form of magnanimous, unselfish

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quite creative - daniellegeorge, 2008-04-30: 14:10:00

Excellent and natural blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:37:00

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Hardworkinghogger

Created by: monkey88

Pronunciation: hard-work-ing-hog-ger

Sentence: Sam had just helped his fellow team mates finish up on a project that they had been working on for quite some time now. It was due to be handed in the following day. Upon due day, Sam had handed in the project with only HIS name on it, claiming he had worked on the project all by himself. What a hardworkinghogger!!!

Etymology: Hard working (putting in your all) + Hogger (taking credit for everything)

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Kudoleech

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koo-doh-leech

Sentence: When he started his new job, Jerry was warned to stay clear of Tim. Tim loves to work on group projects. He will contribute little to the process, wait to see how it turns out and throw you under the bus if it fails. He will also try to take full credit for success. He is a kudoleech.

Etymology: kudos (honor; glory; acclaim) + leech (any bloodsucking or carnivorous aquatic or terrestrial worm)

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Stargrazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: star - graz - ur

Sentence: Aurora was a master stargrazer. She would hitch herself to those who shone brightly with ideas and would adopt them as her own. One of her most frequent victims was Alice who was vivacious, exciting and brilliant; and thought of as a "rising star" at work. You might say that Aurora was boring next to Alice....

Etymology: star (leading(p): indicating the most important performer or role), grazer (one who feeds on forages or eats), play on stargazer (a person who observes the stars) and in this case, steals some of their brilliance....

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mrskellyscl Nice! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 11:54:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-30: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-02: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-07-03: 21:40:00
Уважаемые пользователи, друзья! Хотелось бы поделиться несложной и оч

artipt - 2018-07-04: 09:22:00
Приветствую! Наткнулся на очень прибыльный метод по добычи криптовалюты. Вкладывать ничего не нужно. Способ очень простой, освоит как школьни