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Malfeedage

noun; derivation
The state of being underfed, or the state of being fed food that one does not enjoy or need. The food at college is never spectacular, and although those in charge may try, they usually are unable to meet the picky demands of all the students who require to be fed. Many students feel like they don’t have the food that they want, and if there is food that they don’t have any particular reason to hate, they decide that it doesn’t taste good, and thus do not eat. This leaves them in a state of being hungry, even after meals, which to some might feel like their own kind of private malnutrition. Mal- is a prefix that is commonly known to mean bad, and feedage comes from the relatively new fashion of putting –age on the end of verbs to intensify them and in some cases (such as this one) turn them into adjectives. Put the definitions together and you get “bad feeding”, which is what describes the state of being underfed.
 
We’re definitely undergoing some malfeedage here.
Etymology : From Latin mal 'bad + feed Middle English Feden, Old English Fedan + -age 'Adjective forming suffix'
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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