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'I can't breathe with this tie on!'

DEFINITION: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

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Fauxchic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fo-SHEEK

Sentence: While Miriam believed she was very stylish and stunning, the styles she chose were invariably fauxchic, either outdated, recommended by people with trashy fashion sense, or just chosen because of her utterly poor taste.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) and 'chic' (stylish)

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COMMENTS:

Fee Fye Faux Fum! - Nosila, 2009-05-27: 09:22:00

Fuax No Miriam!!! Fun word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:53:00

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Gagrag

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gagrag

Sentence: Though he hated the choking feeling they induced and the ridiculous expense Tom knew that to get ahead as a manager he had to conform and wear a gagrag. His only solace is that someday when he owned his own company he would outlaw the stranglestrap.

Etymology: gag (choke or retch) + rag (a piece of old cloth)

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Hautecutyours

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oat cut yers

Sentence: Vinny was all for dressing to kill in his teddy and heels, but his hautecutyours were so tight he got an atomic wedgie and strap tracts in his shoulders.

Etymology: Haute Coutures (trend-setting fashions) & Cut yours (slice)

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Mytieurcorset

Created by: beera

Pronunciation: my-tie-your-corset

Sentence: An early morning John said to his wife that 'Honey!lets dress up mytieurcorset and go to work as we our getting late!'.

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Ghettup

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: geht-uhp

Sentence: He thought his ghettup gave him street cred and made him look tuff, but wearing his jeans so low that the waist band sat below his butt, and the crotch hung down to his knees caused him to walk like Marilyn Monroe in a tight skirt.

Etymology: alternative spelling of getup (a style or arrangemet of dress, esp. an elaborate or unusual one) + ghetto (a part of a city, esp. a slum area, occupied by a minority group)

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another best word for the day should be another winner, and a nice brief sentence, not an anthology - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:16:00

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Paradoxsol

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: parra-dox-sol

Sentence: Pamela swished her skirt around pouting prettily at the passing officers while she twirled her paradoxsol overhead. Designed to make her look like a sophisticated young lady, it was made of a beautiful imported lace. Unfortunately, the lace afforded little protection to her fair face and within 10 minutes of the midday sun her cheeks were red and the skin had started peeling off her nose.

Etymology: parasol (fashion accessory which protects against the sun) + paradox (contradiction) + radox (commercial mineral salt preparation added to a bath for easing muscle pain)

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COMMENTS:

great word - bookowl, 2008-04-09: 16:08:00

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Hurtcouture

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: hurt-koo-TOOr

Sentence: Chicophant and hurtcouture, were but two words to describe Bob and Roxie's strange and often grotesque grooming.

Etymology: Blend of HURT: to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress & COUTURE: very fashionable, having the style, quality of fashion. CHICOPHANT:(SHEEK-uh-fuh-nt) from (chic & cophant of sycophant): fashionable, self-seeking, servile flatterer.

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Love it Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 19:04:00

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Biznoose

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: biznoƍs

Sentence: When the company Jim worked for was sold, he hoped that the old dress code might be eased. His greatest hope was that he might be able to shed the hated biznoose.

Etymology: biz (a business, typically one connected with entertainment) + noose (a loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals)

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Crosstumed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kross toomd

Sentence: Ned & Nancy lived together and worked in the same office. Ned worked for Ida and Nancy worked for Bruce. Every month there were new contests and events designed to increase employee morale and engage the workers. Today was "Dress Like The Boss" Day, so Nancy had crosstumed herself in a suit and tie and Ned had gotten himself crosstumed in a diaphanous bridesmaid dress, the colour of bubblegum, complete with accessories. Off they went to work, only to be greeted by their snickering, jeering co-workers wearing bandannas, torn jeans, sleeveless shirts, carrying guitars and microphones. Yes, it was actually "Dress like The Boss Day" alright...Bruce Springstein, that is!

Etymology: Cross (as in cross-dressing, where someone of one gender wears the clothing typically associated with the other gender) & Costumed (dressed in clothing characteristic of a period, country, or class)

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COMMENTS:

Do you suppose someone was being a little costumacious? - Mustang, 2009-05-27: 07:48:00

hyperborean I really enjoyed your story! Perfect for the cartoon! - hyperborean, 2009-05-28: 21:06:00

EXCELLENT WORD, but it didn't need the book, it's called a "sentence" - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:12:00

Ah, DrW...sentences really only matter in prison!!! - Nosila, 2009-06-01: 00:41:00

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Accessorry

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ak-ces-sor-ee

Sentence: Matt realized that the peacock blue sequin jacket was an accessorry that didn't help him achieve his goal of becoming police chief, especially when the city council members stared at him in disbelief. "Perhaps it's a bit over the top," he thought. "Next time I'll go with the periwinkle scarf."

Etymology: accessory: something nonessential that contributes to an effect + sorry: feeling regret or shame

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Making a fashion statement....clever. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-08: 18:32:00
clam hammock. heh, heh.

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-08: 19:07:00
Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-27: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

DrWebster111 - 2009-05-31: 12:10:00
EXCELLENT WORD ANOTHER WINNER SOUNDS GREAT SENTENCE TOO, AS USUAL, (AND BRIEF NOT AN ANTHOLOGY LIKE OTHER VERBOTOMISTS

PennonFurl - 2018-06-14: 05:05:00