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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Cupterfuge

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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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