Verboticism: Allayoffment

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: al/ay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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Comments: Allayoffment

jadenguy - 2007-06-11: 15:23:00

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-11: 16:10:00
Hey Jabber - congrats on your win (AGAIN!) Another great word week!

rikboyee - 2007-06-11: 20:15:00 just keep throwin' punches...your like wocky balboa

Clayton - 2007-06-11: 22:16:00
Subhan Allay wa Bihamdih.