Verboticism: Fileofaux

'Why do you always carry that file folder?'

DEFINITION: n. A prop (e.g. papers, files or any non-functional equipment) used to create the illusion of busyness. v. To use office supplies to create the illusion that you are working.

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fy-el-o-foe

Sentence: Tarquin never went anywhere without his fileofaux, he wanted everyone to think he was extremely busy doing a very important job, when really he was just loafing around doing as little as possible.

Etymology: File(a folder for keeping loose papers in order) + Faux(artificial,imitation) ORIGIN French false = Fileofaux. See also filofax(a loose-leaf notebook for recording notes) ORIGIN representing a colloquial pronunciation of file of facts

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Comments: Fileofaux

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-06: 06:48:00
Fawny collision of meanings there TJ. Good word!

metrohumanx - 2008-08-06: 16:25:00
File a foe under fiendish!

Nosila - 2008-08-06: 21:52:00
Great minds think alike...I had toyed with that word as well...isn't that fauxbulous!