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Assocignorade

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: uh-soh-shee-ig-nawr-ad

Sentence: John refused to meet his assocignorade, Jayne, for lunch because of the company policy forbidding office romances.

Etymology: Middle English associaten Latin ignōrāre French camarade

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Careerful

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: car + ear + full

Sentence: I got a careerful from my buddy about his weekend of boozing and carousing, but then we went back to just being plain old co-workers.

Etymology: career + earful

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Ssshociashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sssssh so see ay shun

Sentence: Erika was friends with her boss, Sally, but company policy forbid fraternizing. Instead they had developed a ssshociashun, where they ignored each other at work. This tactic came in when Sally was caught stealing from her employer, The Public Library. Erika did not want to be found Guilty by Ssshociashun.

Etymology: Sssh (the sound you make when trying to quiet somebody) & Association (a formal organization of people or groups of people;a social or business relationship) & Shun ( avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Cryptmate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Krip/mate

Sentence: In the office, Jenny only got phone calls and e-mails from her cryptmate Barb, although they spent most weekends together cruising the night club scene.

Etymology: cryptic + mate

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COMMENTS:

Am I channelling Bobby "Boris Picket here?! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:56:00

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Conafiliate

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: con-afil-iate

Sentence: I know we are friends but i cant conafiliate with you in public.

Etymology: con+afiliate

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Stealthmate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stealth-mate

Sentence: Even though they were best friends and soulmates, Tori and Sue had to be stealthmates in the office because it was against company policy to a supervisor to be friends with an underling. They even went to the next town to go shopping or to clubs so that no one from the office would see them.

Etymology: stealth: moving, acting or proceeding in a covert way + mate: one of a matched pair; close associate

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Passociate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pas so she at

Sentence: Mindy and Rowena are inseparable on the weekends and at social functions. They also work together and since fraternization between management (Mindy) & staff (Rowena)is frowned upon, they have passociate relationship. When they pass each other in the hall, they feign indifference. For up-and-comer Mindy,this is a smart tactic, since Rowena is President of the local UFO Society, leads a coven and has been known to speak in Klingon.

Etymology: Pass (allow to go without comment;be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background) & Associate (a person who is frequently in the company of another;colleague;friend)

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Intichat

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Created by: Entombor2

Pronunciation: in e chat

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Dispalomime

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: dis/pal/o/mime

Sentence: My dispalomime Suzy cant keep her trap shut when we are at the office. I dont want anyone to know we go out after work because everyone considers Suzy to be a floozy. Well, she IS one but Suzy always attracts lots of men when she goes out and theres always an extra wingman for me.

Etymology: Dis (to show disrespect for; affront) + Pal (intimate friend; comrade; chum.) + Pantomime (conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-23: 10:20:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2008-09-23: 12:42:00

good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:49:00

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Defriendtiate

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I know we are close, but I must defrienciate our relationship at work.

Etymology: de-friend+differentiate - definition: To remove friendships from the work environment by setting it apart from the non-work relationship.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-25: 03:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-25: 12:01:00
"Yay!" :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-22: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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