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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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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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Teambezzler

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tēmbezəlr

Sentence: Jerry’s boss is a great one for forming a committee or work group to tackle any issue that arises. He is also a great teambezzler, stealing the credit for any positive results. When things don’t go so well he is a notorious blameslinger.

Etymology: team (two or more people working together) + embezzler (someone who steals or misappropriates money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works)

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Teampreyor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: teem prey or

Sentence: Newton was always a Team Player, until a deadline or final exams made him a teampreyor to his peers. Say your preyors!

Etymology: Team Player (one who is part of a group) And Preyor (a person who is the lead of an attack (especially to a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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Protemagnanimate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: prō-těm'māg-nān'ə-māt'

Sentence: The project had to be completed, and for the success of the venture, it had to be seen as the success of the CEO; therefore, Bruce decided to protemagnanimate and put Gayland's name on the patent registration as the inventor.

Etymology: pro tem, for the time being; magnanimate, invented verb form of magnanimous, unselfish

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COMMENTS:

quite creative - daniellegeorge, 2008-04-30: 14:10:00

Excellent and natural blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:37:00

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Capoon

Created by: gotti1

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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Hijaccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HAHY-jak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: Bob targetted membership of winning teams like an elite-seeking missile. Determined to sit on the top rung of the ladder of success, he was unashamely prepared to hi-jaccolade himself to fame, fortune and, to arise Sir Robert, through stealing the limelight from others.

Etymology: HIJACK: sieze control, take over, to swindle & ACCOLADE: special acknowledgement, expression of approval, an award, honor, laudatory note.

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COMMENTS:

petaj I like this combination - petaj, 2008-04-30: 03:26:00

Catches the definition very well. Great verbotomism. May be best for the day. - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:08:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:19:00

good one - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:52:00

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Credego

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: credIT+ego

Sentence: He credegos everything good that happens around here, not letting anyone else take credit, while never accepting any blame for mistakes.

Etymology: credIT+ego

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Mewok

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Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: Me-Wock

Sentence: Everyone in the office knew Todd was a Mewok. He always pitched in to do the work, and he always had an idea, but he left others to do the hardlabor or hardthinking, and at the end of the day, he was always right there telling the boss about "his" projects and "his" hardwork. In truth, the boss was the ONLY one who DIDN'T know.

Etymology: Me, as is My + Wok, as in Work.

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Taskmasterful

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Tarsk-mar-stur-full

Sentence: He sat back while the rest of the team worked their socks off, only to take all the credit when the task was complete. At the end of the day he felt so taskmasterful no-one could wipe the smug grin off his face, although there were a few who were itching to do just that.

Etymology: Task(a job to be carried out) Taskmaster(A person who will do everything to make sure the job gets done no matter what.) Taskmasterful = taking full credit

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Tempovashun

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: temp-O-VAY-shun

Sentence: After counselling in his previous job, Gordon decided that the only way to stay employed was to kudostifle his personal desires and give more recognition to his team mates. Unfortunately, he could only manage a tempovashun and within weeks of starting his new job he had alienated the team by reflecting all their glory on to himself.

Etymology: temp (temporary) + ovation (applause) + shun (avoid)

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COMMENTS:

another goodie - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:21:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:33:00

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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