The ability to do or be something without actually physically doing it.
"John was invited to the party, and since I'm his best friend I was invited by proxy"
"Sarah lives with a smoker so when they watch tv together she smokes by proxy"
Word used to define people you are friends with or hang out with a lot
"Me and Chloe? We're not related, we're just peoples"
An individual who pretends to be perfect while moaning at the appalling behaviour of those around him or her.
"Wayne? Cant stand him - he's so sanctimoanious all the time"
The act of reducing a person to a two inch tall gibbering wreck by forcefully verbally abusing them
"That bitch? I'm never going near her again - she gave me a complete verbal reduction last week"