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Trivialies

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: tri vee a lize

Sentence: Their trivialies posted on FB and twitter grossly exaggerated any perceived "slip up" of the trivial, such as armpit hair-colouring. They desperately needed some real life experience in order to stop trivialying.

Etymology: From trivialize and lies.

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COMMENTS:

They shouldn't trifle with trivialies! - Nosila, 2009-07-24: 11:11:00

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Fauxpalice

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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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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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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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Coutourdeforce

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: coo/toor/de/fors

Sentence: Julia was a coutourdeforce and would relentlessly critique wardrobe malfunctions.

Etymology: couture + tour de force

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COMMENTS:

- excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-07-24: 16:38:00

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Ragtagteam

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ragtagtēm

Sentence: Doris was delighted when a couple of the girls from accounting invited her to lunch on her first day at her new job. What she couldn’t have known was they were going to ragtagteam her about her outfit. They took turns belittling her in every way. By the end of the meal she was in tears. Like a couple of K&G double agents the duo of fashionistas had disappeared into the crowd leaving Doris with a crushed spirit and the bill.

Etymology: rag (fashion) rag (rebuke severely) ragtag (untidy, disorganized) tagteam (a pair of wrestlers who fight as a team)

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Ridicut

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Created by: green

Pronunciation: rid- i- cut

Sentence: Jasmine could throw fashion ridicuts with such surgical precision her victim's were left speechless.

Etymology: ridicule cut

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COMMENTS:

Sharp and nasty! - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 14:13:00

Sounds painfully; but I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:06:00

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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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Fashun

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fashən

Sentence: Jesse was all too quick to fashun anybody she felt wasn\'t trying hard enough to keep up with the latest trends. And then it happened. She made a mistake. She was in a hurry one morning and grabbed last year\'s baseball cap. She spent the day being liliculed by the very folks she loved to razz.

Etymology: fashion (a popular trend, esp. in styles of dress) + shun (persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution)

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Fadger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fad/ger

Sentence: Jenny was a stuck up fashion bitch who loved to fadger anyone not wearing the latest coloured co-oridinated style.

Etymology: FADGER - verb - from FAD (a temporary fashion) + BADGER (to harass, pester, nag)

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like they had the latest in fadaggery! - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 17:13:00

Good word. "Fadger-badger" also sounds good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:10:00

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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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