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'Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...'

DEFINITION: v., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gruhb-STI-tyoot(toot)

Sentence: Sick of "shanghai surprize" and with his mate not willing to grubstake him, Bob hogged out on his boss's "Beef Prince Alfred." He knew that to grubstitute would get him in strife. And, besides, it was not on and would make his boss as mad as a cut snake. But, anyway, his boss was a bit of a boofhead, thick as three planks, who wouldn't know "Beef Prince Alfred" from "beggar's banquet."

Etymology: Blend of Grub:food (slang)& substitute. "Shanghai Surprize":fried up leftovers with rice. Mad as a cut snake:angry. Grubstake: give s.o. money to buy a meal.'Beggar's Banquet':whatever's leftover in the fridge. Related term: "grub & bub":food & drink.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bet-er-meel-muhnt

Sentence: The moment he realised that his bettermealment practices were no longer tolerated by his co-workers, was when the emergency room doctor mentioned the two words no one wants to hear; "rat" and "poison".

Etymology: betterment (upgrade) + meal


Deserves a vote for the excellent sentence. - Bunny36, 2007-11-05: 12:28:00

Great definition and fantastic sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:40:00


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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: ex vict ual

Sentence: He took one look in his lunch bag and found that he had been exvictualized. Fair's only fair, he thought when he peeked into the various containers scattered in the refrigerator for his very own exvictual.

Etymology: Exchange (to trade) & Evict (to expel) & Victual (food)


Way too many good words today... - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:27:00


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Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: linch boks

Sentence: I'll have to trade this spamwich for a lynchbox in the break room.

Etymology: lynch (extralegal punishment) + box (< [lunch]box)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stock/ed/ex/change

Sentence: When Johnny didn't have enough time to make a good lunch, he just visited the staff fridge and performed a stockedexchange.

Etymology: stocked + stock market + exchange


can't trust those broker types - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:17:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ran-snack

Sentence: I am Sam. Sam I am. Did you know I ransnack ham? I can ransnack Derrick's ham. I can ransnack Carol's jam. I can ransnack Dottie's bread and I can ransnack eggs from Ted. I would ransnack from a jar and I would ransnack from a car. I can ransnack on a house and I can ransnack with a mouse. I can ransnack in a box and I can ransnack with a fox. I can ransnack here or there. I can ransnack anywhere. Every day from here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Etymology: ransack: to pillage, plunder or loot + snack


mrskellyscl Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Today is Read Across America day in his honor. If you get a chance, read with a kid today. - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-02: 05:33:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Swop-slop

Sentence: When Peter discovered what his wife had packed him for lunch, he let out a huge sigh. He realised that she had been trying out her new recipes on him again and this time had surpassed herself by creating some inedible looking mess that could not be identified. He then had the brilliant idea of going to office fridge and proceeded to swapslop his lunch for something that resembled food. No-one would ever guess it was him as long as he kept his mouth shut.

Etymology: Swap(an act of exchanging one thing for another) + Slop(unappetizing semi-liquid food) = Swapslop


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-02: 13:28:00


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Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Buy-low-me (rhymes with baloney)

Sentence: Biloweme is the spam of the anti healthy jam!


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Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: grab-uh-dab

Sentence: I'll just grabadab this one, it looks so damn delicious!

Etymology: grab= to take something a= something dab= quick small mark or impression

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Re-FRIJ-er-aid-ing

Sentence: Tired of his stale peanut butter sandwiches Virgil went refrigeraiding until he found something a bit tastier.

Etymology: Refrigerator - raiding


great word - makes me think of Indiana Jones - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:10:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:37:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-05: 02:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-05: 06:09:00
Good definition,REMI! During 40+ years of work, I found it to be a regular occurrence- probably happening somewhere right now!

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-05: 10:07:00
This has produced a great batch of words so far!

remistram - 2007-11-05: 10:47:00
It happens to all of us at least once during our working life!

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-05: 11:00:00
Happened with dip I brought in. Caught him in the act. Wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't double-dipping. And didn't have really poor oral hygiene. And I wasn't sure that it was his first offense and I had actually eaten the dip after him at some point. Yuck!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-02: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James