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'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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Toemunching

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: toe munching

Sentence: I did some major toemunching today when the boss heard me making fun of him! SO embarrassing!

Etymology: To put ones foot in ones own mouth when speaking.

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Mockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok u pay shun

Sentence: When the Boss left, Sally would entertain the troops by imitating him and playing the fool. Her mockupation went too far, when he returned early and caught her mid-act. Her mockupation lead to her walkupation right out of a job.

Etymology: Mock (make fun of;ape;mimicry) & Occupation (career, calling, work one is paid for)

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Jeerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Exitango

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: exuh-TAN-goe

Sentence: Dancing on the bosses desk and parodying his voice and mannerisms as she cavorted wildly, Lucinda realized too late that she had been doing the exitango.

Etymology: Blend of 'exit' (to leave by being fired) and 'tango' a lively dance

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COMMENTS:

artr The warm-up act most have been the bossanova. Good word. - artr, 2008-10-21: 04:40:00

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Tomteamery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tom-teem-uh-ree

Sentence: Ever since the boss got a new hair piece the tomteamery has been non-stop.

Etymology: tomfoolery (joke around, goof off)+ team

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Bosstracised

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Bos-tra-sized

Sentence: Betty got bosstracised as she made a fool her of herself on Mr. Jurkhishead's desk.

Etymology: Boss + ostracize together - ostracize, ostracise ~ [ˈɒstrəˌsaɪz]- to exclude or banish (a person) from a particular group, society, etc.

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good one! - Nosila, 2013-01-08: 23:22:00

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the evil one.

Etymology: berate + fraternize

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Comderiderie

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: calm/deride/eerie

Sentence: Comderiderie is an office past time.

Etymology: com (as in comedy) + deride (ridicule) + camaraderie

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Nebutaunt

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \ˈne-byu̇-ˌtänt\

Sentence: Unaware of the two-way mirror, Debbie's nebutaunting of the produce manager, while resulting in her demotion and ultimately her dismissal, caused her popularity to boom amidst the bag-boys.

Etymology: neb (from nebbish, in this case a sissy produce manager) + debutant (one making a first appearance, in this case first appearance in showing one's ass) + taunt

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Coldbossted

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: cold-BOSS-ted

Sentence: Luke didn't feel his job offered him many perks, but one undeniable benefit was the feeling his co-workers gave him that he was the funniest guy in the office because he did the best impression of their dufus manager. Even after he was coldbossted by said dufus, Luke swaggered through the cube farm with confidence, winking and mugging at the giggling gaggle as he followed Ron to his office for a long lecture.

Etymology: Cold busted means being caught red-handed at doing something stupid. Altered to incorporate boss.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James