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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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Estiduds

Created by: Mistergoodtimes

Pronunciation: S-T-Duds

Sentence: Though dormant for nearly 20 years, her husband stood appalled as the "estiduds" reemerged from the closet for the annual work party.

Etymology: late sexual revolution, from American STD

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Fashionicle

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: fash-on-icle

Sentence: That is so fashionicle.

Etymology: fashion pertaining to trendiness combined with past trend cycles

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Phoeknicks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fee nicks

Sentence: officially they were called hotpants, but she called them phoeknicks, as she revived them every seven years.

Etymology: phoenix (Legendary bird which rises from they ashes every so often), knicks

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 15:51:00

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Recrudressence

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) rē'krōō-děs'děns; (tr. v.) rē'krōō-děs'

Sentence: Despite Velma's desperate hope that her closetsful of Jonathan Logan polyester pantsuits will one day reenter the vogue, such recrudressence will sadly never see the light of day.

Etymology: recru[desc]ence = breaking out afresh + dress

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Rethread

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēθredz

Sentence: Lewis has saved all of his best clothing from his teens hoping that the fashion will come around again. He even wears these rethreads occasionally. All of his friends say no to the Hammer pants.

Etymology: retread (put a new tread on a worn tire) + threads (clothes)

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Reincordnation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/in/cord/nay/shun

Sentence: When young Jack started out on his Kerouacian road trip it was time for the reincordnation of his father's favourite pair of time weathered cords.

Etymology: reincarnation + cord (short for corduroy)

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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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Paleofashion

MarijanaP

Created by: MarijanaP

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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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

'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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