I'm a big fan of the online archive Urban Dictionary (urbandictionary.com). The archive of more than 6 million definitions of street slang is always worth a visit, if for no other reason than to offend my delicate sensibilities with new terms referring to disgusting body functions.
Urban Dictionary founder Aaron Peckham is a computer science student who started the site in 1999 at California Polytechnic State University as a goof on traditional dictionaries.
"But it's grown to be more than a parody," Peckham writes in the forward of "Urban Dictionary; Freshest Street Slang Defined," (Andrews McMeel, $12.99). "It has developed a rebellious, opinionated, honest, anti-authoritarian personality, and the site grows with one new definition every 30 seconds."
I'm glad to say that the book has a buffet of food-related terms to graze upon. Some of them are actually publishable in a family newspaper:
Bachelor breakfast – Eating breakfast or any meal while standing at your kitchen counter instead of sitting at a table.
Baconify – To add bacon to otherwise baconless foods.
Beer under the bridge – When intoxicated individuals spar and the next day agree to forget about it because they were drunk.
Cheappuccino – Any of the wide variety of flavored coffee drinks offered at convenience stores. They can be purchased for half the price of a Starbucks cappuccino.
Cheet – The orange dust that coats your fingers and lips after eating Cheetos.
Cupcaking – Flirting or being flirtatious.
Defensive eating – Strategically consuming food for the sole purpose of preventing others from getting it.
Dinner badge – Dried stains of food all over your shirt from messy eating.
Economic vegetarian – Only eating vegetables because you can't afford to buy meat.
Expiration chug – Drinking milk very quickly on the day of the expiration date.
Flavorgasm – Involuntary moan you let out when eating food that is so good. Usually happens on the first bite.
Food baby – When you eat so much your stomach looks pregnant.
Foody call – A phone call, text or conversation to a friend or friends for obtaining food with no prior planning.
Hangry – When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry.
Jingle bowels – Gastrointestinal woes following a night of holiday overindulgence.
Meat sweats – Profuse sweating which results from consuming an obscene amount of meat.
Running latte – Showing up late to work because you stopped for coffee along the way.
Store d'oeuvres – Snacks and food samples that a grocery store will serve at various locations in order to tempt the patrons into buying something they weren't planning to buy. Usually happens on the weekend.
Vegetarian – A bad hunter. Someone who survives by consuming not food, but the stuff food eats.
Pretty funny, eh?
To that list I would add a couple of my own:
Cookie pimp – Parent who takes advantage of free samples at the bakery on behalf of a child.
Coffeebrag –Excessive posting of updates on Twitter and Facebook about how much you need coffee in the morning.
Cluster truck – The phenomenon of too many people trying to order from one mobile food vendor.
Fry mummy – Dehydrated stray French fry found between the seats in a vehicle which frequents fast-food restaurants.
Germommy – A mother who insists on cleaning her children's hands with an excessive amount of antibacterial gel before eating at a restaurant or picnic.
Pepperazzi – Foodie who obsessively insists on snapping photos of everything they eat and of every other dish at the table.
Soda camel – Person who fills a cup at a soda dispenser, takes a drink, and then fills it again.
Tray hovering – Lingering stroll with food purchases through a crowded cafeteria or food court while waiting for an open table.