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'That skirt is way too short!'

DEFINITION: n., A fashion item so old that it has gone out of and come back into style. v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Nostalusional

Created by: Mantaman

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Clairvogueance

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: clair-VOHG-ance

Sentence: Cindy's clairvogance paid off once again as she was able to war her flares again. She was holding out hope that one day her Jordache jeans would survive the cyclothrend. cyclothrend(cy-CLO-trend): The cyclical nature of fashion.

Etymology: Clair(voy)ance + vogue.

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Zombitogs

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZOM-bee-tawgz (pronounced slowly, with an spooky inflection)

Sentence: Jean-Luc was reluctant to discard his old cabana wear, elephant bells, Lazarus jeans or Nehru jacket because he was SURE they would complete the great "Circle of Life" and be trendy once again. His daughter considered them ZOMBITOGS and looked askance when he asked her if she'd seen his dickie. Undaunted, Jean-Luc donned his tie-dyed t-shirt, slipped on his Earth shoes and denim jacket, then stumbled down to the wharfside beer garden where he pounded down a few bottles of fine Dominican rum and lamented the sartorial treasures which lay unappreciated in his fungi-filled basement. ZOMBITOGS INDEED !

Etymology: ZOMBIE+TOGS=ZOMBITOGS.....Zombie: Haitian Creole term meaning a supernatural power or ectoplasm able to enter and re-animate a dead person or fashion accessory.....Togs: colloquial term meaning "clothing"

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metrohumanx http://www.aperfectworld.org/sears.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:15:00

Ha! "Dickie!" My dad had a few AND a couple times in the winter my mom would shove one of them in my white uniform school blouse...you know when I seemed to be coming down with a cold? Wow...talk about flashback...ha - lumina, 2008-09-15: 05:45:00

metrohumanx I presume you survived Catholic school? - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:25:00

metrohumanx PS- I never wore a "dickie"....I preferred the cold war look- white turtleneck and sports jacket. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:27:00

Zombitogs...need zombitogs, must have zombitogs...I am getting sleepy. Just kidding and I too love the word dickie...who the heck thought of that idea? I mean it's not as if a full turtleneck is called a Richard, is it? - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:41:00

metrohumanx I know...it's embarrassing to even say "dickie"....My misguided friend once bought a pair of BAN-LON socks whick were kinda filmy and had florescent green pinstripes, too...they actually BURNED away from his foot when he tried to stomp out flaming newspaper. His name was Fast Eddie. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 03:44:00

Yes, I survived eight years of Catholic school AND?????????? Your "cold war" style was my brother's Confirmation "get up." ha - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:48:00

metrohumanx Dominic- Go frisk 'em..... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:35:00

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Revesture

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ree-vesch-terr

Sentence: Mary of Palamino practises the art of revesture every day. Too poor to afford new clothes, Mary revests her 1970's garments - and although old, they are perfectly in style...

Etymology: re (to do something again) / vesture (piece of garment)

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Retrousseau

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: reh tro ooh SO

Sentence: My mother bribed me to help her clean out her basement by saying that I could take whatever I wanted. I found what amounted to a retrousseau of the 80's clothes that she wore in college. Although I wasn't interested in wearing any of them, I knew they would be valuable to someone. Sure enough, the vintage clothing store gave me $300!

Etymology: retro + trousseau (collection of clothing)

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Reingarbnate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: re-in-garb-nate

Sentence: Though they were from the 70's, and gave her torso the look of a muffin top, Jenny would occasionally reingarbnate one of her favorite miniskirts.

Etymology: reincarnate, garb

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like it - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 13:57:00

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Geriatticwear

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: jerry-attic-wear

Sentence: Kim climbed the ladder in search of geriatticwear from her grandmother's old trunk because it was considered campy and hip. She found some tie-dye shirts, torn jeans, granny glasses and peace signs. Her grandmother smiled, remembering when she, too, dug around in her grandmother's closet for campy clothing from the flapper era. It was truly regeneration -- everything old becomes new again to the next generation.

Etymology: geriatric: old, obsolescent, worn out + attic: a place or room in the roof of a house used to store old articles of clothing, toys and furniture + wear: outfit, ensemble

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artr Grandmother? Ouch! I still have a tye-dyed shirt or 2. - artr, 2010-02-12: 06:51:00

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Revogue

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree voeg

Sentence: It is true that if you hang onto something long enough, it will come back into style. Sally was delighted to find a trunk of her Mom's swinging sixties and seventies clothes in the attic. Why pay top dollar for revogue copies, when she could get a whole new, skimpy wardrobe for free? That was the only way she could sneak past her father and convince him that she was the height of fashion, not out on the game. In the old days, he'd been so busy trying to get her Mom out of her clothes that he did not recognize them...EEWWWW!

Etymology: Re (to do again;repeat) & Vogue ( the popular taste at a given time) also sounds like revoke (annul by recalling or rescinding)

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Demoderlode

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee mode er lode

Sentence: When Wendy started wearing her Mom's bell bottom pants, mini skirts and Indian guru patterned shirts, she realized she had hit the Demoderlode of high fashion. What worked for her Mom thirty to forty years before had all of a sudden become trendy, de riguer and happening now. Luckily they were the same size and even her cool folks thought she suited the swinging sixty looks. Thank Goodness, her Mom never threw anything out!

Etymology: demode (out of fashion;outmoded) & Motherlode (the main vein of ore in a deposit;the Bonanza;the main prize)

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metrohumanx TrendyWendy cracks me up! Nice ento, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:19:00

metrohumanx I meant etymology, Nosila. main vein....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:24:00

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Retroptimism

Stackd

Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: ret-trop-tim-iz-uhm

Sentence: Her retroptimism paid off when her bonnet came back into style.

Etymology: Combination of retro and optimism

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-17: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you again kabloozie! ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-17: 19:34:00
Does one agree that the earlier one submits his/her word, the better chance he/she will have at winning?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-18: 01:16:00
Yes, the early word gets the worm, but by the end of the day the funniest words and sentences seem to have the best chance of flying. ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-29: 06:39:00
Great definition! And the cartoon and caption was absolutely hilarious. Please forgive my late acknowledgement.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-15: 02:17:00
Ooooooh- PANTIQUES! kinda racy....in a wholesome way, of course. :)

lumina - 2008-09-15: 05:39:00
Yeah...kinda like a "skort." Skirt and shorts. "Two, two...two things in one." (Ok, I KNOW you know the Doublemint song.) :)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 03:48:00
Double you pleasure? Double your fun? Didn't the commercial SMACK two rolls of mints together? And how could that be GUM? I'm gonna have to do some research now....thanks to YOU!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 04:14:00
It's a CANDY mint! It's a BREATH mint! Sorry- it's CERTS! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certs The radio comm'l for doublemint: http://www.oldtimeradiofans.com/old_radio_commercials/doublemint_gum.php The OLD dblemnt TV comm'l: http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/305/ Take THAT, gemini! :)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 04:27:00
Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Use your eyes to look up Use your ears to hear Walk up to the corner when the coast is clear And wait And wait Until you see the light turn green Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Use your eyes to look up Use your ears to hear Walk up to the corner when the coast is clear And wait And wait Until you see the light turn green Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block

lumina - 2008-09-16: 10:46:00
Yes Certs were tapped. Doublemint was "double your pleasure, double your fun" with the subliminal message to men...you know, the young twins? *sickos* ha The street song? Must be before my time my time my time my time, yes must be before my time, my time my time... and they all came a tumblin home...ha

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-17: 01:26:00
I guess the song was a local thing around NYC/NJ....some do-gooder thought we had too many pedestrian deaths or something.

lumina - 2008-09-17: 12:27:00
Ok, now I hope I am not "jumping the gun" here again and all counts are not in and I am NOT the Current Winner. But if I am? *cough cough* "I would like to thank the Academy, all those who voted, and all the little people I stepped on to get here. You know who you are. Thank you, thank you!" *blows kisses*

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-12: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James