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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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Amego

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am ee go

Sentence: Stanley always took credit for his study team's efforts. It was like the rest of the group were his invisible writing team. The others were getting fed up with their amego, so they decided to pay him back. For this one particular project, they made up false data but were very persuasive in their report. Stanley grabbed the report, raced up to the front and presented the info as his own, thanking the little people who had helped him along the way. He was so full of his own self-importance that he failed to actually read the words and read them out blindly to the class. Imagine his regret at the report on the Bologna harvest from the those prolific baloney trees in Italy!

Etymology: Amigo (Spanish for friend or comrade) & Am (first person form of the verb "to be") & Ego ( (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind; an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others; your consciousness of your own identity)

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DrWebsterIII good one! - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:27:00

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Colaboregoize

Created by: daniellegeorge

Pronunciation: co-lab-or-ego-eyes

Sentence: John knew it was Hester who colaboregoized his copyright mark with the red pen.

Etymology: Originating from the work of the collaborators, into the source of one.

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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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Excellent!! - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:09:00

Thought-provoking! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00

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Egognition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go ni shun

Sentence: Gareth was an egognition. He turned up for his study team's meetings to put together their group project. He would always attend, but never contributed anything to the effort. He would utter solicitous phrases and join in the lively debates, but never actually did any of the real work. His team was therefore very surprised when he gave their presentation and spoke totally in the singular person about the efforts and sacrifices he had made to get the project finished. After the presentation, Gareth was about to learn that there may be no "i" in team, but there was one in "kill"!

Etymology: ego ( an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others ) and recognition (the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; giving credit to)

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Add "ignition" to the etymology, and you'll ignite Gareth's ego. A good, easily said, word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:57:00

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Kudograbber

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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Teambezzler

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tēmbezəlr

Sentence: Jerry’s boss is a great one for forming a committee or work group to tackle any issue that arises. He is also a great teambezzler, stealing the credit for any positive results. When things don’t go so well he is a notorious blameslinger.

Etymology: team (two or more people working together) + embezzler (someone who steals or misappropriates money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works)

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Credego

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: credIT+ego

Sentence: He credegos everything good that happens around here, not letting anyone else take credit, while never accepting any blame for mistakes.

Etymology: credIT+ego

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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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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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Gleech

artr

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)

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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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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: After all, this team effort is really about me. I'm the one who needs to get ahead because I deserve to and some of the input was mine. It's certainly fair to me to mesurp the ideas and credit for the good of the whole group. Because if I get ahead the whole group benefits. It would be shameful and dishonest of me not to step forward and claim all the accolades because if no one claims them, then they would just go to waste. I would be truly letting the group and myself down.

Etymology: me + usurp (seize another's place, authority, or possession wrongfully)

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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