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  • Two days after the first regulations of the Food Administration were announced, to hooverize appeared spontaneously in scores of newspapers, and a week later it was employed without any visible sense of its novelty in the debates of Congress and had taken on a respectability equal to that of to bryanize, to fletcherize and to oslerize.

    Chapter 6. Tendencies in American. 3. Processes of Word-Formation

  • The big Webster has hooverize, which it defines as "to economize especially in the use of food."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

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  • I thought it meant "to eat everything in sight"?

    August 6, 2008

  • I never eat vacuum cleaners on Wednesdays.

    August 6, 2008

  • to abstain voluntarily from certain foods on certain days of the week (e.g. pork on Thursday, wheat on Monday).

    August 6, 2008