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'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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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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Incogmigo

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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COMMENTS:

I likey, and I votey. :) - lumina, 2008-09-24: 00:07:00

I like it too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-24: 05:47:00

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Comradeshush

Created by: prufrock73

Pronunciation: kŏm'răd'-e-shŭsh

Sentence: Grinning at each other during the meeting, none of the other staff had any idea that Gladys and Eunice were comradeshushes.

Etymology: comrade + shush Likely first appeared in 19th century Russia.

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COMMENTS:

A Siberian soujourn will wipe the grins off their faces. Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:49:00

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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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Cinderally

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sin derr al eye

Sentence: She would cover up her evenings with her cinderally by telling the people at the office that she had hired her to do some cleaning.

Etymology: cinderella, ally

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Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:52:00

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

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Chugotitmane

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: ch-you-got-it-man

Sentence: My secret crush at the office kept trying to make Chugotitmane with me.

Etymology:

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Incogmigo

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/kog/mee/goh

Sentence: Jenny liked to have a number of incogmigos at work who were used as her contacts to keep track of all the politics and gossip going on.

Etymology: INCOGMIGO - noun - from INCOGNITO (having one's identity concealed to avoid notice)+ AMIGO (a friend)

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Chumvenience

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: chum-veen-yenss

Sentence: Sue thought Marcy was her best friend, but when her attempt to strike up a conversation with her at the conference was met with Marcy's cold glare, Sue realized she was just a chumvenience.

Etymology: chum, convenience

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I like it! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 11:13:00

So do I! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:51:00

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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