Verboticism: Cupterfuge

'Omigod! You're cheating on me!'

DEFINITION: n., A type of guilt associated with a lapse in brand loyalty; especially when caught surreptitiously zipping the "wrong" coffee by your barista "friend". v. To secretly switch brands.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kup-ter-fyooj

Sentence: Joan ran into her favorite barista while she was shopping for groceries. He mentioned that he hadn't seen her as often as he once had. She played it off by telling him that her work schedule had changed. Her cupterfuge unraveled when she set down the cup of coffee she was sipping. As she did the cardboard heat guard slipped down exposing the logo of a different coffee shop. She was so embarrassed she ran away crying.

Etymology: cup (a container used to hold a dring like tea or coffee) + subterfuge (deception, scheme, trick)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lah - tey - sha - grin

Sentence: Alexandra felt a wave of lattechagrin wash over her when her boyfriend Chablis found her drinking decaffeinated instant coffee from a Starbucks cup.

Etymology: Blend of 'latte' (strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk) and 'chagrin' (disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure)


Great word - TJayzz, 2008-08-21: 05:45:00

Good word...this definition has a latte good answers! - Nosila, 2008-08-21: 22:12:00

Well blended. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-22: 05:09:00


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Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: kon-vahl-dez

Sentence: Betsy was filled regret and convaldez when Juan caught her with Hunky Donut's Kona Blend instead of her usual Moondollar Columbian.

Etymology: con + Juan Valdez


I bet she got an ass whipping - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-19: 15:11:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: brand-slip-sip

Sentence: Bob was brandesultory: a new brand a day was his way. When drinking coffee it had to be a sneaky brandslipsip; for sunscreen a shifty brandslipslop. But during times of quiet reflection it was a brandslip-guilt-trip.

Etymology: "brand" & "slip" (to fall into mistake, error, to err, sin)& "sip."


and sometimes, if he was indecisive, he did a brandslipflipflop - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-19: 15:08:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: gap/fa

Sentence: Shopping at Old Navy is a huge GAPffe

Etymology: gaffe + GAP

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: gilt-sip

Sentence: Sue was a caffiend on a major guiltsip when she was confronted by her friend after seen drinking what he referred to as crappuccino.

Etymology: guilt trip, sip

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dunk-in-cov-er

Sentence: Jenna used the dunkincover method of putting a wrapper around her coffee label so her friends wouldn't be able to tell she had switched to the less expensive brand. Unfortunately, they noticed and gave her funny looks all day. Now she she was forced to decide whether to give in to peer group pressure and drink the trendy stuff or continue saving money for her kidney transplant.

Etymology: Duck and Cover: a method of self-preservation during an attack or when everything comes down on you. Dunkin' Donuts: known for their coffee and the slogan "America runs on Dunkin" + Cover: to place something over to protect or conceal


dunkeroo word! - Nosila, 2010-01-18: 23:08:00


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Created by: apathy42



Etymology: Label adultery

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/mare/i/kano/jig/oh/low

Sentence: He was just buying espressos for the guys on the desk but the barista who already had his favourite americano brewing made him experience an acute attack of americanogigolo.

Etymology: americano + American Gigolo (of Richard Gere fame)


More memories of Beverley Hills - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-22: 05:18:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: em-bear-ees-ta-ment

Sentence: It was a beastly hot day in Georgia and the place was Java Sun, a combination expresso shop and tanning parlor. Sootie thought she could get away it. Instead of her usual, she had ordered a decaf frozen mocha (with whipped cream) from the new barista while Josh was on his break at the gun shop next door. She and Josh had a serious thing about three shots going. It was bad timing when Josh arrived before she had finished the delightful new concoction. She panicked when she realized she didn't have time to slip into one of the beds down the hall. Her heart began skipping more beats than usual as she saw Josh sniffing. She knew it was over as he approached her, downing the last dregs, and sidling towards the trash can. She could have died of embaristament.

Etymology: A play on embarrassment, using barista, one who works behind a bar and serves

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