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Bosstracised

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Bos-tra-sized

Sentence: Betty got bosstracised as she made a fool her of herself on Mr. Jurkhishead's desk.

Etymology: Boss + ostracize together - ostracize, ostracise ~ [ˈɒstrəˌsaɪz]- to exclude or banish (a person) from a particular group, society, etc.

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good one! - Nosila, 2013-01-08: 23:22:00

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Bigwigout

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /big-wig-owt/

Sentence: In the middle of her bigwigout, and despite their boss's presence, John couldn't help but chuckle a bit at the combined spectacle of his work environ.

Etymology: "bigwig" and "wigging out"

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Laughodoom

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LAFF-uh-DOOM

Sentence: Cynthia did an excellent impression of her boss, Pat. Her LAUGHODOOM won her the undying respect of her co-workers, a place in corporate legend, and a termination slip.

Etymology: laugh: to release tension by involuntary reaction to humor + doom: a certain and unpleasantly final, end.

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Bosstitution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Nellie's boss charged her with bosstitution when he documented her performance. She claimed she only bosstituted herself to lightenthe mood and improve employee morale.

Etymology:

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Suicendup

Created by: c1mcgraw

Pronunciation: soo-uh-SEND-up

Sentence: My boss rewarded my suicendup of his sinus-clearing with a pink slip.

Etymology:

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Mockeriffic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mok-uh-rif-ik

Sentence: Janice thought it was great fun to lampoon her boss for her coworkers. It was a sure way get a laugh. Her latest performance was not so warmly received by "Mr. So this is what you do when I'm not here". Though her show proved to be mockeriffic, she was somewhat regretful as she danced out the door in her pink slippers.

Etymology: mockery (an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind) + riff (a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business) + terrific (extremely good; wonderful)

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Extempoorise

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks temp oooo reyes

Sentence: her attempt to extempoorise made her a poor ex temp as the poo which hit the fan continued to rise.

Etymology: extemporise (to speak with out preparation) ex-temp, poo, rise.

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Bossonono

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos so no no

Sentence: Carmen got up on her manager's desk to show off for her colleagues by grinding and gyrating in a frilly dress. It was Friday afternoon and he had gone for the day. Right? Wrong! He came back for his briefcase and to tell her that the white slip she had been flaunting would now be a pink slip.

Etymology: Boss (leader, manager) & Bossa Nova (Brazilian dance, related to the samba) & Oh No No (an utterance of regret)

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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COMMENTS:

Outstanding!! - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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