Verboticism: Leftoeuvre

'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Leftoeuvre

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

Pronunciation: left-oh-wer

Sentence:

Etymology: Derived from leftover and oeuvre. Leftover: Usually, leftovers. Food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use; anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder. Oeuvre: the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.

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