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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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Youthenize

hyperborean

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)

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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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Shuizeld

Created by: flameymarshey

Pronunciation: (Shu-weez-ulld_

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

Etymology:

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

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Fashuntweesta

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: feh-shuhn-twees-tah

Sentence: In the year 2025, down at Maliboobie Beach, old Pamela A. in her bikini was known as a fashuntweesta, a real screampuff. My how the years fly by!

Etymology: Blending contemporary term "fashionista" with "shun," meaning to keep away from + "twist," a distortion in form or meaning

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Apparelhell

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: a parallel

Sentence: Jimmy smiled as he recalled his pleasant dreams of the night before, of the sweet supple skin of his beloved as they bathed in the sandy sunshine on their honeymoon. He wondered if they were still there together, in a parallel universe. Suddenly, the sound of Irena's voice bought him back to reality. When he saw the image of her before him he was struck by a profound thought: Was this apparelhell universe?

Etymology: Apparel: clothing. Hell: A very bad place, or so I'm told. Parallel: consistent property of two events separated by time.

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:37:00

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Muttonflaunt

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mutt-n-floor-nt

Sentence: Once more, Esme, an incorrigible muttonflaunt, was rummaging in the bottom of the trunk for the midriff top and hotpants from her youth. When Ken walked in all he could see was her saggy derriere clad in a g-string wobbling about on top of her thigh-high-booted legs, with clothing being tossed in the air.

Etymology: mutton dressed as lamb (an older person wearing youthful clothes) + flaunt (to show off)

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what an image - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:40:00

I think I know her...good word! - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 17:57:00

That Esme... Not at all sheepish... - emdeejay, 2009-05-11: 19:45:00

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

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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