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Dresstapo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dress sta po

Sentence: Muffy and Bitsy were snobs and considered themselves the Dresstapo in their workplace. The two of them shared a brain (which usually one of them would forget at home)and felt it their duty to inform other people in the office of the fashion faux pas which were committed everyday. Fashion magazines were the required reading for these Faux-Pair Girls and they patrolled the office religiously to seek out and humiliate the offenders. Then they would feel self righteous about the fact that they were crusaders for a higher purpose, the fashion industry. One day as they rode up in the elevator, a new girl shared their ride. The Decorative Duo sensed fresh meat and lost no time in criticizing the hapless female about her lack of flair. They derided her for her lack of class and elan, about how plain and untrendy her garments were and the fact that she wore no accessories. The girl just smiled smugly and got off on the next floor. When they got to their desks, the Primpcesses were called to the boss' office, where he introduced them to the same fashion victim. Too late they discovered that she was his daughter and their new CEO! They would, however, be the best dressed people at the unemployment office.

Etymology: dress (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion) & Gestapo (secret police, known for its terrorist methods)

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COMMENTS:

Good one.... - Mustang, 2008-06-06: 06:18:00

stylish word - pungineer, 2008-06-06: 08:15:00

No "falsch stufe" here: great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:02:00

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Twitic

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: twit-ic

Sentence: Marcia was the local fashion twitic. She made sure to review everyone's apparance in her tweets to her friends.

Etymology: twit + twitter: + critic: professional who judges the arts and fashion

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Grooch

thecza

Created by: thecza

Pronunciation: "Gr/ue/ch"

Sentence: Two less than desirable scalawags had no business grooching upon another woman who felt she was fashionably correct.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Good word. Is the etymology: Gucchi and grouch? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:05:00

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Fauxpasderise

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Foe-par-der-ize

Sentence: Although her peers would often Fauxpasderise her, Giselle insisted on not shaving her underarm hair. Despite being frowned upon in the UK, where she came from it was perfectly acceptable.

Etymology: Faux Pas(a social blunder)Origin French 'False step'+ Derision(contemptuous ridicule or mockery) Origin Latin from deridere 'scoff at' = Fauxpasderise

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COMMENTS:

green Great word. I'll use it. - green, 2008-06-06: 12:38:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-06: 16:11:00

Useful word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:07:00

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Garbastardry

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gahr-bas-TERD-ree

Sentence: Roxie's garbastardry was ruthless and relentless.

Etymology: GARB: clothing in general, costume, fashion, looks; BASTARDRY: attitude, of unpleasantness and meanness, held by a disagreeable person. (slang)

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COMMENTS:

I think I know her! - Mustang, 2008-06-06: 08:02:00

Roxie doesn't sound like a very nice person - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-06: 16:08:00

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Fashionazi

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash - uh - NOT - zee

Sentence: Eva was a heartless fashionazi who couldn't resist tossing out blistering assessments of what she considered to be fashion blunders by others, especially those who were above her on the social registry.

Etymology: blend of 'fashion' and 'nazi'

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Dresstapo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dress stappo

Sentence: Moda and Styla were the fashionistas in the office. They not only competed with themselves to capture the latest designs and trends, they were critical of everyone else's attire and appearance. They were the dreaded Dresstapo and loved nothing better than to terrorize the couturely clueless. Their Bible was Vogue Magazine (September Issue is the largest)and they were judge and jury to the unadorned. When they openly snickered at the new girl for her lack of elan, they were horrified to learn that she was their new boss. The Mode Squad started dusting off their resumes!

Etymology: Dress (clothing in general, attire,arrange attractively) & Gestapo (the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods)

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Fadvicesquad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fad vys skwod

Sentence: Muffy & Snooki were self appointed fashion gurus and Brand snobs in their school. They formed the fadvicesquad who were utterly unafraid to give their opinions on how people looked, what they were doing wrong and where they needed to improve to be in the "In" crowd. Behind their backs, the other kids called the "Joan & Melissa without the Red Carpet". That was being mean to Joan & Melissa!

Etymology: Fad (trend,craze,passing fashion) & Advice (suggestion, remedy)& Wordlay on Vice Squad (a police group to enforce laws against gambling and prostitution)

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Couturd

Created by: uvadavidg

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Fauxpalice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōpälēs

Sentence: Several of the matrons at the country club seem to have appointed themselves as fauxpalice. They are all too comfortable letting younger, newer members know what they think of their fashion choices.

Etymology: faux pas (an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) + police (an organization engaged in the enforcement of official regulations in a specified domain)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-06: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Dana Stevens's movies review of Sex and the City on Slate where she says that, "I honestly believe, as I wrote when the series finale aired in 2004*, that Sex and the City is singlehandedly responsible for a measurable uptick in the number of materialistic twits in New York City and perhaps the world." Now that something to twitter about ~ James

splendiction - 2009-07-24: 16:36:00
- excellent word!

'Omigod, she forgot to get her roots done!'

DEFINITION: v. To tease, ridicule or twitter about someone who has made a fashion mistake. n. A materialistic twit who feels it's their duty to inform others when fashion standards have not been met.

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