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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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Raverobber

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /REYV-rob-er/

Sentence: Patrick was walking by the conference room when he happened to see one of the slides he'd created for the team's presentation from last week being shown on the screen, so he stopped and peeked in. Their proposal had been a big hit with the customer, but now Aaron, his coworker, was going over their presentation with the division manager and, raverobber that he is, Aaron was taking credit for the entire proposal, and for single-handedly winning the new account.

Etymology: Play on the word 'Graverobber'; Rave - extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic, e.g. 'rave reviews of a new play' (from Old French, raver "showing signs of madness or delirium) + Robber - one who steals; a thief (from Old High German, roubon "to rob")

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That was very Aarongent of his coworker to do...good word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:53:00

very creative and intersting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:35:00

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Teamleecher

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: teem-LEE-chur

Sentence: Todd did some work but was not overloaded- So we were aghast when the jerk got promoted. He picked all our brains and presumed it was right- And groveled a lot like a good parasite. Everyone knew his distinguishing feature Was being despised as a real TEAMLEECHER!

Etymology: TEAM+LEECH= TEAMLEECHER.....TEAM: a number of naively idealistic persons associated together in work or activity, a matched group of employees or other animals for exhibition; Middle English teme, from Old English tēam offspring, lineage, group of draft animals; akin to Old High German zoum rein, Old English tēon to draw, pull.....LEECH: a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain, any of numerous carnivorous or bloodsucking freshwater worms that have typically a segmented body with a sucker at each end; Middle English leche, from Old English lǣce; akin to Old High German lāhhi physician.

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metrohumanx Kind of reminiscent of "team leader"...? - metrohumanx, 2009-06-10: 05:54:00

clever....one of my favs today - mweinmann, 2009-06-10: 19:52:00

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Capoon

Created by: djuanico

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

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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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Woim

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woim

Sentence: Mike's boss is such a woim. In private he will tell him what a wonderful worker he is, what wonderful ideas he has created for the company. In public he presents the ideas as completely original and uniquely his own. If something is not received with open arms or fails for some reason, he is also very good at woiming his way out by announcing the idea's originator. What Mr. Steal-your-thunder doesn't get is that the ideas that fail are the result of his not really understanding them and mismanaging their execution. Perhaps some day the woim will turn.

Etymology: What's Ours Is Mine (acronym). Sounds like worm (a weak or despicable person) from Jersey

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DrWebsterIII ouch ! Jersey - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:15:00

DrWebsterIII but i love the use of good acronym - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:16:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:40:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:41:00

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Kudoleech

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koo-doh-leech

Sentence: When he started his new job, Jerry was warned to stay clear of Tim. Tim loves to work on group projects. He will contribute little to the process, wait to see how it turns out and throw you under the bus if it fails. He will also try to take full credit for success. He is a kudoleech.

Etymology: kudos (honor; glory; acclaim) + leech (any bloodsucking or carnivorous aquatic or terrestrial worm)

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Transferentialcreditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/fur/en/shal/credi/tay/shun

Sentence: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi tried to take transferentialcreditation for all the Beatles hits after the time they spent with him.

Etymology: transfer + credit + play on transcendental meditation

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mrskellyscl My orthodontist wanted me to transcendentalmedication. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 07:28:00

Fractured my tongue pronouncing it..great word! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 02:48:00

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Stargrazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: star - graz - ur

Sentence: Aurora was a master stargrazer. She would hitch herself to those who shone brightly with ideas and would adopt them as her own. One of her most frequent victims was Alice who was vivacious, exciting and brilliant; and thought of as a "rising star" at work. You might say that Aurora was boring next to Alice....

Etymology: star (leading(p): indicating the most important performer or role), grazer (one who feeds on forages or eats), play on stargazer (a person who observes the stars) and in this case, steals some of their brilliance....

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mrskellyscl Nice! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 11:54:00

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Hijaccolade

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Sneakcred

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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-30: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 3: "It's not about you". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-02: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-07-03: 21:40:00
Уважаемые пользователи, друзья! Хотелось бы поделиться несложной и оч

artipt - 2018-07-04: 09:22:00
Приветствую! Наткнулся на очень прибыльный метод по добычи криптовалюты. Вкладывать ничего не нужно. Способ очень простой, освоит как школьни