Verboticism: Retrousseau

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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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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