Verboticism: Hushmate

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Hushmate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /hʌʃmeit/

Sentence: :- "You thought we were friends!!! We are darling, but a new kind of friends which is very hype today: we're hushmates..." (and if you don't like it then hush up).

Etymology: HUSHMATE. Hush (To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of) + Mate (A person with whom one is in close association; an associate)

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