Verboticism: Capoon

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Megoalie

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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Gleech

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Esteemplayer

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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