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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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Regretro

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ree-gret-tro

Sentence:

Etymology: regret, retro

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-05-11: 05:18:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:40:00

That would be the current 80's fashion revival that seems to be going on.. - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:24:00

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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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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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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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Retrohmygod

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rett row maii gohd

Sentence: The retrohmygod look provoked a major stir on the beach, much further north than had been intended.

Etymology: retro, oh my God

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COMMENTS:

great laugh as always - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:41:00

Quite similar to shabby chic. Excellent word. - Mustang, 2009-05-11: 21:14:00

Flabulous! With that initial labelling of retro followed immediately by the double take reaction to the appearance. - dochanne, 2009-05-11: 21:57:00

I LOL! Such a great word! Kudos to you~ You've got my vote! Loved it :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 11:17:00

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Fattiree

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Fat ty ree

Sentence: Mona was a fattiree who prided herself on the fact that in her retirement, she still could squeeze into her clothes from twenty years ago. Her poor eyesight did not afford her the same view in the rear view mirror as others got. When she walked past in her tan polyesther capris, her backside looked like a camel chewing on a caramel!

Etymology: Fat (too big; having a relatively large diameter) & Attire (clothing of a distinctive style for a special occasion) & Retiree (someone who has retired from active working; a pensioner)

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I think I saw her a little while ago at the mall wearing short shorts....eeewwww. - Mustang, 2009-05-11: 21:13:00

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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 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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Ouchfit

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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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Fatorialist

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: phat-ore-ee-al-ist

Sentence: Mabel, a seasoned fatorialist, started her own website called "The Fatorialist" and posted pictures of herself squeezed into her favorite clothing, mostly from the 1940s. She also posted pictures of random people she came across who she thought looked as dashing as her in their ill-fitting rags.

Etymology: fat + sartorialist

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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