Verboticism: Embhellishment

'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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Embhellishment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: emb/hell/ish/ment

Sentence: Six inch stylettos are an embhellishment that hurts the spine and causes muscle cramps in the legs but come in very handy as a weapon.

Etymology: embellishment + hellish

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Comments: Embhellishment

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-08: 09:27:00
Ha! So do steel-toes.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-04-09: 20:56:00
Bela, Bela!