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DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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Praisesnagger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: prayz-snagger

Sentence: Freemont is an obnoxious praisesnagger, one who is willing to lend a hand in a community effort to get things done but who then tries to take most of the credit for it's having been accomplished.

Etymology: Blend of 'praise' (congratulations, kudos) and 'snag' (grab, take control of)

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Teamleecher

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: teem-LEE-chur

Sentence: Todd did some work but was not overloaded- So we were aghast when the jerk got promoted. He picked all our brains and presumed it was right- And groveled a lot like a good parasite. Everyone knew his distinguishing feature Was being despised as a real TEAMLEECHER!

Etymology: TEAM+LEECH= TEAMLEECHER.....TEAM: a number of naively idealistic persons associated together in work or activity, a matched group of employees or other animals for exhibition; Middle English teme, from Old English tēam offspring, lineage, group of draft animals; akin to Old High German zoum rein, Old English tēon to draw, pull.....LEECH: a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain, any of numerous carnivorous or bloodsucking freshwater worms that have typically a segmented body with a sucker at each end; Middle English leche, from Old English lǣce; akin to Old High German lāhhi physician.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Kind of reminiscent of "team leader"...? - metrohumanx, 2009-06-10: 05:54:00

clever....one of my favs today - mweinmann, 2009-06-10: 19:52:00

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Bravohno

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bra/voh/noh

Sentence: Bravohno, you nearly caught me - that was my idea after all.

Etymology: bravo + oh no

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Stargrazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: star - graz - ur

Sentence: Aurora was a master stargrazer. She would hitch herself to those who shone brightly with ideas and would adopt them as her own. One of her most frequent victims was Alice who was vivacious, exciting and brilliant; and thought of as a "rising star" at work. You might say that Aurora was boring next to Alice....

Etymology: star (leading(p): indicating the most important performer or role), grazer (one who feeds on forages or eats), play on stargazer (a person who observes the stars) and in this case, steals some of their brilliance....

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mrskellyscl Nice! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 11:54:00

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Lazegoist

Created by: chingbangwa

Pronunciation: lay-zee-gow-ist

Sentence: Lisa is such a lazegoist. She always waits for other people to finish her work and then she claims ownership of it just to increase her ego.

Etymology: Lazy (Disinclined to work or exertion)+ Egoist (A self-centered person with little regard for others)

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Capoon

Created by: djuanico

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

Etymology:

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Transferentialcreditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/fur/en/shal/credi/tay/shun

Sentence: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi tried to take transferentialcreditation for all the Beatles hits after the time they spent with him.

Etymology: transfer + credit + play on transcendental meditation

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Excellent!! - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:09:00

Thought-provoking! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00

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Kudosnagger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: COO- doh - snag - uhr

Sentence: Mervin was a shameless kudosnagger who always made an effort to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team.

Etymology: Blend of kudos and snagger - one who grabs or takes

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I think this was my favorite word. I used it today at work! - arrrteest, 2008-05-01: 15:59:00

Kudo-snagger or kudos-nagger, both sound good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:34:00

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Grouphog

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: groop- hog

Sentence: Mark was such a grouphog. Instead of collaborating for the final victorious hug, he would misanthropically hog all the rewards for himself.

Etymology: GROUPHOG INSTEAD OF GROUPHUG group (a number of persons gathered closely together forming a recognizable unit; cluster band, tribe + hog (to grab greedily; to take all or part of an unfair share of

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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: After all, this team effort is really about me. I'm the one who needs to get ahead because I deserve to and some of the input was mine. It's certainly fair to me to mesurp the ideas and credit for the good of the whole group. Because if I get ahead the whole group benefits. It would be shameful and dishonest of me not to step forward and claim all the accolades because if no one claims them, then they would just go to waste. I would be truly letting the group and myself down.

Etymology: me + usurp (seize another's place, authority, or possession wrongfully)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-30: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-02: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-07-03: 21:40:00
Уважаемые пользователи, друзья! Хотелось бы поделиться несложной и оч

artipt - 2018-07-04: 09:22:00
Приветствую! Наткнулся на очень прибыльный метод по добычи криптовалюты. Вкладывать ничего не нужно. Способ очень простой, освоит как школьни