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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rip van rin kel

Sentence: When Maisie showed up in the bikini she had worn more successfully forty years ago, she looked like a real ripvanwrinkle. Her skin looked like the surface of the moon and it was painfully obvious she had lost the fight against gravity here on earth. The poor bikini fought to enclose her Dead Sea rolls.

Etymology: Rip Van Winkle (fairy tale character who slept through his life;person who is oblivious to social changes) & Wrinkle (creases and folds in the skin due to aging and loss of elasticity)

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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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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: boom-shack-a-crack-a

Sentence: In her heyday, the beach bunny once made the boys cry "boomshackalacka" when she sashayed by in her thong bikini. Now the saggy, baggy, aging boomer draws hoots, giggles and cries of "boomshackacracka" from the beach crowd as she shuffles by in her orthopedic thong.

Etymology: boomshackalacka -- from the bridge of Tina Turner's hit "I Want to Take You Higher," it has become an urban expression in reference to the jiggling of a woman's derriere. Tina Turner is undoubtedly one of the greatest rock divas of all time whose career soared in the 1960s and 70s with her husband Ike Turner. Born in 1939, she still records and her concerts continue to electrify people as she tears up the stage with her music, still looking amazing in short skirts and heels. + cracka -- you figure it out

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rhett roh noh

Sentence: He had a body that turned the retro look into the retrohno look, but not the eyesight to notice it.

Etymology: retro oh no

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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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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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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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Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: yooth-en-ize

Sentence: Whenever Syl would youthenize, Morty just wished he was dead.

Etymology: youth (the condition or quality of being young) + euthanize (the act of painlessly ending the life of a person for reasons of mercy)


hyperborean Thanks for using my photograph for today's cartoon. (Just kidding.) - hyperborean, 2009-05-11: 09:03:00

short, (sweet )and fast , packs the punch, like a ninja - DrWebster111, 2009-05-12: 21:41:00


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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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Created by: flameymarshey

Pronunciation: (Shu-weez-ulld_

Sentence: "Honey, are you still schuziled??"



YOY - flameymarshey, 2018-09-30: 15:12:00


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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