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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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Eatinstealing

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: The word is the words "eat " the " in" and then " Stealing "

Sentence: I caught him eatinstealing !

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

I love this word because of its so fun to say . - emilylind, 2007-11-05: 20:45:00

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Buttyswipe

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: but/he/swipe

Sentence: Norman was an unashamed buttyswiper, it was common knowledge that if your lovingly prepared homemade deluxe sandwich had vanished from the communal fridge and a limp grey one was left in its place, you were the victim of a buttyswiping and the trail of crumbs and hollandaise sauce would lead straight to Norman's store cupboard.

Etymology: butty (as in chip butty, a northern English delicacy - a carbohydrate sandwich) + swipe (to steal,pinch, nick, thieve, rob etc)

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COMMENTS:

petaj eeuuw - i first read that as bottywipe - petaj, 2007-11-06: 01:39:00

mmm shit sandwiches... - pungineer, 2007-11-06: 05:50:00

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Fridgivore

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: frij-EE-vohr

Sentence: Sick of Roxie's "shanghai surprize," and with his workmates not willing to grubstake him, Bob became the office fridgivore hogging out on other fellows' tucker.

Etymology: Blend of FRIDGE: cabinet for keeping food cool" & -VORE: devour,consume, eat

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-02: 09:18:00

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Hamburgerlary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ham burg er lar ee

Sentence: His m.o. - he came in very early to the office each day to ketchup on his paperwork. That way, he could take an earlier lunch break than the others. In reality it gave him an opportunity to raid the office fridge and take the nicest lunch for himself. He relished this form of hamburgerlary, for one of his coworkers always brought a tasty home-made hamburger to be zapped each day for lunch. You mustard admit, it was a clever plan, until he was caught with his hands on someone else's buns. He was now in a real pickle, because his boss was cheesed off...

Etymology: Hamburger (a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun) & Burglary (to steal;theft)

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Supgrade

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sup/grade

Sentence: The trick to improving your lunch without getting caught is to supgrade modestly.

Etymology: sup + upgrade

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Congrats on the newspaper article Jabber! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-05: 11:44:00

thanks purple - no idea how that guy discovered that word but if he's looking he's sure to find lots of your gems - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 12:57:00

Congrats Jabber! Great to hear of your well-deserved success. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:34:00

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Burgerlarize

Whittier

Created by: Whittier

Pronunciation: BUR-gur-lur-ize

Sentence: I brought filet mignon for lunch, but Craig burgerlarized it and now I am stuck with Spam.

Etymology: burger + burglarize

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Sandswitch

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sand-swich

Sentence: To keep lunch interesting, Bob would either fillfer or have a sandswitch.

Etymology: sandwich, switch

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tasty! - galwaywegian, 2007-11-05: 07:23:00

MrDave2176 Another great word...that I also thought of! :) - MrDave2176, 2007-11-05: 08:39:00

perfect! - remistram, 2007-11-05: 10:48:00

very funy - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:12:00

oops that should be funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:12:00

Ilike it too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:28:00

funny in a different way - leechdude, 2007-11-05: 22:24:00

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Upilfridgate

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: up-PIL-fridge-ATE alt;UPILFRIDGEATE

Sentence: Hank the Shank was a model citizen, an adequate employee and an active member of his community. Unbeknownst to his co-workers, he was also the office food thief, stealthily swapping his unappetizing mozzarella sticks for someone's imported brie. Hank the Shank would UPILFRIDGEATE his bland baloney sandwiches for a slice of Cap's home made quiche when nobody was looking, and justify it to himself by leaving low-grade generic foodstuffs behind. His moral oversight resulted in the communal refrigerator filling up with industrial-grade munchies which remained untouched and unwanted. With each foodswap, his guilt and fear would grow, but he was unable to stop himself. Hank the Shank knew that if he was caught UPILFRIDGEATING, he would be shunned by his comrades and a fog of suspicion would linger over him like a noxious cloud of escaped freon. To a foodlum like Hank, the bleu cheese was always greener on the other side of the fence.

Etymology: UP+PILFer+refRIDGErate+ATE= UPILFRIDGEATE .....UP:from "upgrade".....PILFER:: steal ; especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again;Middle French pelfrer, from pelfre booty.....ATE: past tense of EAT;: to take in through the mouth as food : ingest, chew, and swallow in turn;Middle English eten, from Old English etan; akin to Old High German ezzan to eat, Latin edere, Greek edmenai

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metrohumanx http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Kelvin.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-02: 02:37:00

metrohumanx http://www.astro.uu.se/history/Celsius_eng.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-02: 02:54:00

excellent prose - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-02: 13:25:00

Foodlum..love it! Quel fromage! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:19:00

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Grabadab

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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Exvictual

zxvasdf

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Comments:

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