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'You made that without using a real turkey?'

DEFINITION: v., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: res-ih-pee-on-aje

Sentence: Jack was always more than happy to share his "secret formula" for his fried catfish blend of 11 herbs ans spices. It was just too bad that everytime he shared it was a clear case of recipeionage as all eleven herbs and spices listed were "all spice", leaving the recipient of the ingrediuent list bemused and disappointed.

Etymology: recipe + espionage


This is good one....sounds like a mission. - mweinmann, 2008-11-26: 09:32:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:20:00

has a great sense of mystery - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 13:02:00

metrohumanx Javk sent me his recipe for Stuffed Babbage...but it didn't quite make it. I LOVE spy formulas. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:29:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-gree-dee-eynt

Sentence: Sally always bugs Jason for his recipes. Somehow her versions never turn out the same as his. This might be because of the ingrediaints, those little components or techniques he "forgets" to tell her about.

Etymology: ingredient (something that enters as an element into a mixture) + ain't (is not)

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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: dih-fI-sih-pi

Sentence: Cheng is tired of people asking for his mouth-watering roast duck recipe, so he created a deficipe instead to be given out to anyone, anytime without have to worry if it would affect his restaurant business.

Etymology: 1) Deficient: falling short of some prescribed norm. 2) Recipe: directions for making something.


Cheng is tired of people asking for his mouth-watering roast duck recipe, so he created a deficipe instead to be given out to anyone, anytime without have to worry about his restaurant business. - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 01:34:00

Sheet I accidentally wrote the sentence in the comment box again! :-P - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 01:35:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Dee-greed-ee-ate

Sentence: Whenever he was asked to pass on one of his original recipes Clarence always made sure to degrediate the recipe of one of the most important ingredients.

Etymology: de = to remove or undo + ingredient


how degrediating! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:47:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: corr don bloooo

Sentence: His cordonblew recipe certainly blew his chances with Serena

Etymology: cordon bleu, blew it.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rong kok shun

Sentence: No one could figure out why Marianne made the best chili in the family. When they tried to copy her old family recipe, it never tasted the same. One day her nephew Charlie, a criminalogical forensic chemist, decided to analyze the ingredients in a batch she had made. When he compared it to the recipe she had given him it was no wonder he kept making a wrongcoction. There was no evidence of beef, tomato, beans or known spices in the original recipe. To this day, her wrongcoction remains an unsolved mystery to Charlie.

Etymology: Wrong (not in accord with established usage or procedure) & Concoction (any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components)


petaj clever - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:40:00

When I said it out loud, it sounds a tad bit risque and made me giggle! Wow ... what a fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:17:00

metrohumanx Please bring a covered dish to the First Annual International Verbotomy Festival and Bake-Off scheduled for 2010 (location TBA) tupperware please. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 10:42:00

metrohumanx And how about that sublime BEEF-A-REENO that cleared the house last Christmas? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:31:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: res/uh/pees

Sentence: Karen: "This chocolate cake doesn't taste the same as yours. Did you give me the right recipe?" Barb: "Yes, I gave you my special chocolate cake recipiece." Karen: "Did you say recipe, or recipiece?" Barb: "Would I hold back on you? I definitely gave you my recipiece!" Karen: "I think you're saying recipiece...."

Etymology: recipe + piece (part of something)


good one - Nosila, 2009-12-16: 01:10:00


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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ihn-GREED-ee-uhnt

Sentence: Alex thought he was leaving out an ingreedyent of his PBJs by not mentioning the peanut butter.

Etymology: ingredient + greedy possession of a recipe

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pek kul e an aree

Sentence: Henry was admired as a great cook by his friends, but was so protective of his secret recipes that he either left out a key ingredient or added something bizarre to the recipes he wrote out for his friends. This peculianary habit ensured that his dishes always turned out the best for him alone.

Etymology: Peculiar (beyond or deviating from the usual or expected) & Culinary ( of or relating to or used in cooking)

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Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: Just like it reads: ood

Sentence: Me: What's for supper? She: My usual, ood.

Etymology: Food - f = ood


Cute word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 18:21:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-15: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James