Verboticism: Plagiarmate

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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: 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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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOO- doe - grab - uhr

Sentence: Lindstrom was little more than mediocre in his contributions to team efforts but he went overboard in trying to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team.

Etymology: Blend of 'kudo' (honor; glory; acclaim) and 'grab' (To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly)

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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: Mustang

Pronunciation: prayz-snagger

Sentence: Freemont is an obnoxious praisesnagger, one who is willing to lend a hand in a community effort to get things done but who then tries to take most of the credit for it's having been accomplished.

Etymology: Blend of 'praise' (congratulations, kudos) and 'snag' (grab, take control of)

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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


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

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


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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.


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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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)


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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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


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

really good 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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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)


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

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


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