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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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Garbaged

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Garb-ayjed

Sentence: Carol had saved all her clothes from the eighties in the hope that huge shoulder pads would one day come back into fashion. Her husband would often laugh at her collection, telling her that they were garbaged and she didn't have a hope. But Carol stood her ground knowing, that the day would come when she would have the last laugh.

Etymology: Garb(clothing) ORIGIN French from Italian garbo 'elegance' + Aged(having been subjected to ageing) = Garbaged

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I can identify....I have lots of aged garb. Garbage? - Mustang, 2008-09-15: 08:45:00

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Retrothrift

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: retro thrift

Sentence: What to wear to the indie concert? Lemme dig into the bottom of my dad's t-shirt drawer and find a retrothrifty shirt.

Etymology: Retro and thrift

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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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Preservealaugh

glowheart

Created by: glowheart

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Rofashtation

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: roh-fash-tey-shuhn

Sentence: His mustard puke colored polyester jumpsuit was a tight fit but he was certain that it had become a much needed item of his rofashtation closet along with his white clem-kah-diddle-hoppers.

Etymology: rotation (circle or cycle) + fashion

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Fashionticipation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-uhn-tiss-uh-PAY-shun

Sentence: Despite the criticism she took from so many people, Serediptity continued to follow her sense of fashionticipation and had not only saved her mothers old clothes, she regularly shopped in used clothing stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for fashion items from the 50's and 60's, believing they will all come back into style in time.

Etymology: Blend of fashion and anticipation.

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Good word - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:18:00

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Refab

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: re-fab

Sentence: Lily's dash for the last bus home left her standing red faced with her skirt around her ankles in the middle of the high street. Original it may have been but the trouble with refab's is that, over time, the elastic tends to perish.

Etymology: recycle - to produce useful materials which can be used again. Fabric - cloth or woven material

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Comments:

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