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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Cyclefad

Created by: VonFreak

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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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Reattire

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ri:ə'taɪə/

Sentence: The girl tried to explain her father that the skirt she was wearing was one of her mother's reattires.

Etymology: REATTIRE. n. From Re (Pref. Again; anew. Backward; back) + Attire (Clothing or array; apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Everything old is new again.... - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:37:00

Good one. - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:43:00

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Corsetdoes

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: coarse - it -does

Sentence: Jenny's granny's corestdoes came in handy when the latest trends were announced, saving a small fortune in retro-gear.

Etymology: Of course it does.

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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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Fadeism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fade/ism

Sentence: Sue had a wardrobe stuffed with 70s and 80s avant-garde clothing. Sadly the faddisms had become fadeisms.

Etymology: faddism (craze) + fade

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Retraboid

Created by: e9b9t9

Pronunciation: Retra-Boyd

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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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Boomerangarment

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: boom + er + ang + garment

Sentence: I knew this ironic old t-shirt would be a boomerangarment - good thing I never throw anything away!

Etymology: boomerang + 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