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'You made that without using a real turkey?'

DEFINITION: v., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kond kok shun

Sentence: Everyone wanted Grandpa's recipe for his "Rattlesnake Stew". He had made it many times and it was always a different and unique connedcoction. His old friends always asked for the recipe, but he told them it was a guarded family secret. We called it what it really was..."Clean out the Fridge Stew". Proof positive lay in the vast ingredients, which changed weekly: mystery meats like roast beef slices,pieces of cut-up wieners,ham bits, pork chop chunks, chicken fingers, get the picture. They were flavored by various bits of peas, corn, beans, pickles, spuds and noodles. All ingredients were of indeterminate age. It inspired my brother to do his dissertation on the fact that most seniors actually get sick and die from food poisoning: Children of the Depression and War-time Rationing who used up all food they hoarded, no matter it's shelf-life.

Etymology: Conned (deprived of by deceit;a swindle in which you cheated)& Concoction (any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;an occurrence of an unusual mixture;the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/la/mode/i/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: Sally's piece de resistance at the end of a meal was her famous homemade ice cream. When guests begged for her recipe she always gave then the one with the alamodeification.

Etymology: a la mode + modification


Perhaps you left 'Alamo' out of your etymology deliberately??? What a clever way to convey the failure of the alamodeification! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 13:00:00

metrohumanx A tip of the hat to a MASTER verbotomist. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:11:00

Great word...I'dlike some vanilla right now myself! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 20:43:00

Great word. Also brings to mind of events at SAN ANTONIO, Texas in 1836. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-27: 02:16:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: in-greed-oh-mit

Sentence: Getting a real turkey was one important imgredomit that the diners at the party did not appreciate.

Etymology: ingredient + omit

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: un-ness-i-pea

Sentence: Uncle Uttering was known for giving an unnecessipe to people that asked for his recipes to assure himself that his recipes remained secret.

Etymology: Unnecessary-Not required. Recipe-is a set of instructions that describe how to prepare or make something, especially a culinary dish.

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Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: Just like it reads: ood

Sentence: Me: What's for supper? She: My usual, ood.

Etymology: Food - f = ood


Cute word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 18:21:00


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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /mis-ress-uh-pren-tay-shun/

Sentence: In a blatant misreciprentation of the facts, Tommy neglected to mention the teaspoon of curry he always added for that special flavor.

Etymology: "misrepresentation" and "recipe"

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: res/kip/ee

Sentence: While shopping for the ingredients, something told Suzanne that something was just not right. How could THIS be all that was inside Julia's DELICIOUS casserole? She swore she tasted ground turkey, but why wasn't it on the list? It wasn't until the strange concoction was pulled out of the oven that Julia realized Jan had managed to slip her yet another reskippee.

Etymology: recipe + skip


metrohumanx Hahaha. Good one, Lumee. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:40:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bluff - a - no - wings

Sentence: Marcy was ecstatic. She had finally talked John into giving her his secret recipe for Buffalo wings. It had taken months of wrangling and cajoling but, here it was...neatly written on a 3x5 index card. John made the best Buffalo Wings she had ever had. They were just the right amount of zip, crunch, meat and bones. Every morsel was a bite to be savored. What she was not aware of was that she really had his receipe for Bluffanowings. As she read through the recipe, and imagined herself making them for the first time, she wondered to herself "how does he make them look like wings?"

Etymology: The word Bluff (to mislead or deceive) is combined with Buffalo (as in Buffalo Wings) to start the word. After Bluff, the last part of Buffalo is replaced with ano which is a combination of the word And and No. Finally, the last part of BuffaloWings is added with "Wings". The whole thing is just a play on the popular appetizer....but with no Wings.


very good - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:18:00

metrohumanx That sentence literally made my mouth water. Thanks, mysterious Mweinmann. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:12:00

petaj Will have to settle for a bouffle (souffle) instead. - petaj, 2008-11-26: 19:28:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: betty-CROCK-up

Sentence: My sister hates it when her cooking is outdone by anyone else. She has given out a few bettycrockups to ensure her cuisine reigns supreme.

Etymology: Betty Crocker (famous for her recipes) + cock up (disaster)


petaj Yes i've seen a few episodes of iron chef in my time. - petaj, 2007-11-23: 02:29:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chik/en/an/ury

Sentence: A devious friend played some serious chickenanery when she gave me a foolproof recipe for chicken divan. It turned out to be just divan.

Etymology: chicanery (deception) + chicken


Very good! Wish I'd thought of it first. - Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:40:00

Tremendous! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:09:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

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Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James