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'My bikini still fits!'

DEFINITION: n. A person in deep denial who crams into their old clothing which is now somewhat unflattering, and perhaps several sizes too small. v. To wear clothing from your "younger days" just to prove that you still got it.

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Retrohoh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rhett oh oh

Sentence: the sixties hotpants look had gone from retro to retrohoh in the intervening years

Etymology: retro ohoh

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Crinkledfashionrut

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Crink-old-fa-shun-rut

Sentence: Mrs. Wryly Puckerbutt got stuck in a Crinkledfashionrut. As she strutted her stuff around her husband...Gruff he finally had to say,"Dear you know my sight is bad...now sweetheart I don't want to make you mad, but honey you don't have what you once had...so, please go iron out the wrinkles!" I've overheard Mrs. Nippentuck, has nicknamed you,"Mrs.Crinkledwrinkled Puckerbutt. She says, "you are in a constant crinkledfashionrut!" Honey, don't worry I think she's a nut!

Etymology: Crinkle: A wrinkle,ripple, or fold. Fashion:The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior. Rut:To get stuck into a fixed, usually boring routine.(Unbecoming,to be stuck in an era of a certain stlye of clothing that is not age appropriate, attractive, or flattering.)

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COMMENTS:

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:38:00

Love the names! - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 22:22:00

Thanks Jabber and Nosila very much :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 11:16:00

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Indistreet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: indistrēt

Sentence: The workers in the assisted-living facility were stunned at how indistreet their charges could be. Someone had apparently left a catalog of streetwear where the elders could get hold of it. Suddenly the community was flooded with grannies in spandex and chucks, grandpas with boxers hiked up to their armpits and shorts well below their hips. Before long things returned to normal when the seniors discovered that thongs are not comfortable for anybody and that it is hard to do business with local merchants while they are laughing uncontrollably.

Etymology: indiscreet (having, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain secret or private) + street (Street wear is a distinctive style of fashion not to be confused with hip hop fashion. Its roots are in skateboarding and the "skatewear" of the 1980s)

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Cradlewardrobber

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cray/dul/ward/rob/bur

Sentence: Edith and Ethel, both octogenarians, are cradlewardrobbers and like to hang out on Friday evenings at the local Baskin and Robbins in lululemon cropped tops and hip hugging capris.

Etymology: cradle robber + wardrobe

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Ouchfit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ouchfit

Sentence: When Carl broke out an old outfit in honor of his class reunion he discovered that it had become an ouchfit. It was not only uncomfortable to wear it hurt his wife. She laughed so hard she pulled muscles. Even the dog was snickering.

Etymology: ouch (used to express pain) + outfit (a set of clothes worn together, typically for a particular occasion or purpose)

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Prunetta

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: proon-ETT-eh

Sentence: Jeanetta was well past mid life but convinced she still looked good in revealing clothes, and the poor thing had no idea that friends referred to her as prunetta because of all the sags, wrinkles and cellulite that gave her a prune like appearance.

Etymology: Blend of prune and a feminine name ending in 'etta'.

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COMMENTS:

Sadly she's not alone...beaches everywhere have seen her! Good Word - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 17:59:00

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Prunetta

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: proon-ETT-eh

Sentence: Jeanetta was well past mid life but convinced she still looked good in revealing clothes, and the poor thing had no idea that friends referred to her as Prunetta because of all the sags, wrinkles and cellulite that gave her a prune like appearance.

Etymology: Blend of 'prune' (dried plum) and a feminine name ending in 'etta'.

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Fashiononsense

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: fa-shen-non-cents

Sentence: Grandma's fashiononsense often times found her in acid wash jeans which were too snug.

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Gerigarbatric

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: jer - ee - garb - a' triks

Sentence: Harold had to come to grips that Maude was gerigarbatric and would just play along.

Etymology: garb (clothing ; manner of style or dress), then bookended with geriatric (age, feeble, old)

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Sadtire

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sad tyre

Sentence: Helen lost 100 pounds and was delighted to be able to get into her old clothes, including her skimpy bikini...one of the first ever made. She thought she looked hip, young and sexy as she showed off her beach wear to her husband Tom. "Don't I look young again?" , she asked him. "You are deluded if you think you are going to sadtire yourself like that on our cruise" he retorted. "The bikini looks great, but you need to iron the wrinkles out of your birthday suit!"

Etymology: Sad (bad; unfortunate) & Attire (put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-11: 03:46:00
I loved making up this word & sentence/story...Metro! YOU ARE GRRRREAT and the cartoon made me LAUGH so hard! Thanks! I needed that ~ STILL LOL! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 07:58:00
Hey abrakadeborah, Thank you for the winkles and crinkles. Our verbotomists are certainly putting on their most creative verbdrobes today. And everyone is wearing their words well. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 08:07:00
And in other news, Jabberwocky has won our Dylan Verbotomies Contest with the top score last week. I will post the official announcement later today in the blog. Congrats to Jabberwocky ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-30: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James