Verboticism: Minusanthropy

'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: 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

Points: 800