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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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Shamemate

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: shame + mate

Sentence: Jill was no fool. She understood that her new frenemy Maggie, was just a shamemate, but Jill was low on friends at the office, and she did love to gossip.

Etymology: shame: embarrassment + mate: 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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Nocquaintance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no kwayn tans

Sentence: Although Sally had hired her best friend Melissa and had still socialized with her outside work at non-work functions, she did not want it known they were friends. Melissa was now a nocquaintance and went along with this charade.In truth, Sally and she were long-time lovers and their employer, The Straight Times, a gay-bashing extreme newspaper tended to frown on this type of relationship!

Etymology: No (not, negative) & Acquaintance (colleague, associate)

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Colintimate

Created by: Juny1

Pronunciation: cul-int-i-mate

Sentence: During the meeting the were have a culintimate conversation.

Etymology: colleague + intimate

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Differfriendsheaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: diff-er-FREND-she-aynt

Sentence: Leann was a social and professional climber and though she had become pals with some of her coworkers, whenever the out of town bosses were around she would always differfriendsheaint, publicly ignoring her friends.

Etymology: Blend of words 'differentiate'( to make a distinction) 'friend' and 'aint'.

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Closetist

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Klosetist

Sentence: Do you ever get the feeling those two might have a thing for each other? I think they might be closetists.

Etymology: From the phrase "In the closet"

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Egalitard

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ee/gal/i/tard

Sentence: With her pleasant demeanor and slow wit, Connie was the perfect egalitard.

Etymology:

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Secreaturalist

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

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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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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