Verboticism: Ruebarb

'Please excuse me while I eructate.'

DEFINITION: v. To apologize for a belch, or the passing of gas, even though it is obvious that the action was done intentionally and with force. n. A person who apologizes insincerely for their burping or belching.

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Ruebarb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: roo barb

Sentence: When Simon did his usual phony apology after he made flatulent noises, Katy knew it was insincere and only a ruebarb.

Etymology: Rue (feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about) & Barb (an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect)

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