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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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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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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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Teambezzler

artr

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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Plunderachiever

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: plun-der-a-chee-ver

Sentence: Max was a plunderachiever because of his highly competitive nature. He blatantly took credit for the ideas of his coworkers to get ahead. One day, however, he became the office goat when he tried to take credit for Martha's recommendation to add another ladies room to the office.

Etymology: (play on underachiever) plunder: to take another's intellectual property + achiever: successful, a winner

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good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-10: 11:45:00

really good word...got my vote! - mweinmann, 2009-06-10: 19:52:00

hyperborean Perfect word. - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:45:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 02:49:00

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Kudoleech

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koo-doh-leech

Sentence: When he started his new job, Jerry was warned to stay clear of Tim. Tim loves to work on group projects. He will contribute little to the process, wait to see how it turns out and throw you under the bus if it fails. He will also try to take full credit for success. He is a kudoleech.

Etymology: kudos (honor; glory; acclaim) + leech (any bloodsucking or carnivorous aquatic or terrestrial worm)

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Mewok

Moonstar

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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Gleech

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glēch

Sentence: John’s team at work is very successful. The only problem the group has is that their boss is a glory leech. He will gleech credit for just about any project that adds to the company\'s bottom line. He is also all too ready to ”throw others under the bus” when things don’t pan out.

Etymology: glory (high renown or honor won by notable achievements) + leech (a person who extorts profit from or sponges on others)

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karenanne The etymology could also refer to the "glee" that the boss gets from his evil deeds! - karenanne, 2010-07-02: 18:58:00

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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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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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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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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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