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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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Speculize

Created by: Tignor

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Capoon

Created by: gotti1

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

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Colaboregoize

Created by: daniellegeorge

Pronunciation: co-lab-or-ego-eyes

Sentence: John knew it was Hester who colaboregoized his copyright mark with the red pen.

Etymology: Originating from the work of the collaborators, into the source of one.

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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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Increditulous

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: in-cred-eh-chyo-lus

Sentence: Brad liked to work with newbies because they were not savy to his increditulous ways. He would sucker them all into believing they were working towards a common goal, but really he would be lifting himself on the shoulders of others all the while pretending to be genuine.

Etymology: in, not + credit,the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person + credulous, willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.

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I worked with someone like that. They would be not much more than a cheerleader and then take credit for everything. - pieceof314, 2008-05-01: 10:17:00

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

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

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Plagiarmate

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: play-jar-mate

Sentence: Ricky, our boss, began to plagiarmate to corporate taking credit for all our ideas while he was at the golf course.

Etymology: plagiarism+teammate

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Raverobber

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /REYV-rob-er/

Sentence: Patrick was walking by the conference room when he happened to see one of the slides he'd created for the team's presentation from last week being shown on the screen, so he stopped and peeked in. Their proposal had been a big hit with the customer, but now Aaron, his coworker, was going over their presentation with the division manager and, raverobber that he is, Aaron was taking credit for the entire proposal, and for single-handedly winning the new account.

Etymology: Play on the word 'Graverobber'; Rave - extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic, e.g. 'rave reviews of a new play' (from Old French, raver "showing signs of madness or delirium) + Robber - one who steals; a thief (from Old High German, roubon "to rob")

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That was very Aarongent of his coworker to do...good word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:53:00

very creative and intersting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:35:00

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

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

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Teamleecher

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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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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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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