Verboticism: Colaboregoize

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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go ni shun

Sentence: Gareth was an egognition. He turned up for his study team's meetings to put together their group project. He would always attend, but never contributed anything to the effort. He would utter solicitous phrases and join in the lively debates, but never actually did any of the real work. His team was therefore very surprised when he gave their presentation and spoke totally in the singular person about the efforts and sacrifices he had made to get the project finished. After the presentation, Gareth was about to learn that there may be no "i" in team, but there was one in "kill"!

Etymology: ego ( an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others ) and recognition (the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; giving credit to)


Add "ignition" to the etymology, and you'll ignite Gareth's ego. A good, easily said, word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:57:00


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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: sneek-red/snee-kred

Sentence: Philip was lurking behind the scenes all during the workgoroup's forming and storming stages. As usual, he was waiting for his moment to grab the spotlight. He earned his sneakcred stripes when at the very end of the task he stepped up and took control of the group and presented all of the information to the boss, and thus getting all the credit and recognition.

Etymology: Sneak + credit, like in "The inmate gained street cred upon his release."

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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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Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: ess-teem-play-er

Sentence: Zane loved the weekly brainstorming session at Solutions Ltd. Gathering ideas from the group the esteemplayer would pass them on to the boss as his own, fulfiling both his self-worth and standing. His only worry was the boss finding out about these sessions!

Etymology: esteem - standing, regard team - collective group working to same aim player - member of team


cute word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:56:00


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Created by: frozenpeas42


Sentence: That dirty little thrushprickler stole my idea!

Etymology: Thrush (n) - a yeast infection of the genital area. Prickle (v) - 1. to sting or irritate 2. To rise up in anger. Thrushprickler - irritating.


Terrific word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: me gole ee

Sentence: Stan Stun was the designated goalie for the Castor Raiders...a small-town local hockey team with big dreams. Although he had much help from his team, he took credit for any wins they enjoyed. He acted as though he was the one who shot the puck clear across the ice to the opposition's net. His team mates called him their megoalie behind his back. When they complained to him, he always bragged that the Stanley Cup was named after him and thanks to him they would win it one day!

Etymology: Me & Ego (myself;me me me me)& Goalie (the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal;part of a team)

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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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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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Created by: monkey88

Pronunciation: hard-work-ing-hog-ger

Sentence: Sam had just helped his fellow team mates finish up on a project that they had been working on for quite some time now. It was due to be handed in the following day. Upon due day, Sam had handed in the project with only HIS name on it, claiming he had worked on the project all by himself. What a hardworkinghogger!!!

Etymology: Hard working (putting in your all) + Hogger (taking credit for everything)

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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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