Verboticism: Phoeknicks

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Retrodont

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Just like it sounds.

Sentence: My dad totally pulled a retrodont and wore this ugly Christmas sweater from the 70s to a family affair.

Etymology: RETRO ~ backwards, bringing it back DONT ~ do not engage in

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Retrocloseting

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret-ro-cloz-ett-ing

Sentence: Eunice had a spare closet built for the sole purpose of keeping outdated fashions and she devoted it entirely to retrocloseting.

Etymology: retro - from the past, + closet

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Revesture

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ree-vesch-terr

Sentence: Mary of Palamino practises the art of revesture every day. Too poor to afford new clothes, Mary revests her 1970's garments - and although old, they are perfectly in style...

Etymology: re (to do something again) / vesture (piece of garment)

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Revogue

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree voeg

Sentence: It is true that if you hang onto something long enough, it will come back into style. Sally was delighted to find a trunk of her Mom's swinging sixties and seventies clothes in the attic. Why pay top dollar for revogue copies, when she could get a whole new, skimpy wardrobe for free? That was the only way she could sneak past her father and convince him that she was the height of fashion, not out on the game. In the old days, he'd been so busy trying to get her Mom out of her clothes that he did not recognize them...EEWWWW!

Etymology: Re (to do again;repeat) & Vogue ( the popular taste at a given time) also sounds like revoke (annul by recalling or rescinding)

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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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Demoderlode

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee mode er lode

Sentence: When Wendy started wearing her Mom's bell bottom pants, mini skirts and Indian guru patterned shirts, she realized she had hit the Demoderlode of high fashion. What worked for her Mom thirty to forty years before had all of a sudden become trendy, de riguer and happening now. Luckily they were the same size and even her cool folks thought she suited the swinging sixty looks. Thank Goodness, her Mom never threw anything out!

Etymology: demode (out of fashion;outmoded) & Motherlode (the main vein of ore in a deposit;the Bonanza;the main prize)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx TrendyWendy cracks me up! Nice ento, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:19:00

metrohumanx I meant etymology, Nosila. main vein....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:24:00

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Rewearhouse

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: re-wair-houz

Sentence: Julia rewearhoused her bell bottoms from the 70's, but it didn't work out because she couldn't squeeze in to them any longer.

Etymology: rewear + warehouse

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Clairvogueance

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: clair-VOHG-ance

Sentence: Cindy's clairvogance paid off once again as she was able to war her flares again. She was holding out hope that one day her Jordache jeans would survive the cyclothrend. cyclothrend(cy-CLO-trend): The cyclical nature of fashion.

Etymology: Clair(voy)ance + vogue.

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Nostalchic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nah/stal/sheek

Sentence: Jenny's closet is full of nostalchic items from the '60's and '70's which she wears every day.

Etymology: NOSTALCHIC - from NOSTALGIC (a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former time) + CHIC (attractive and fashionable; stylish)

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COMMENTS:

Very good - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:16:00

vmalcolm That's a lovely word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-15: 07:48:00

metrohumanx Good one, S.O. I wanted to use "chic" but your combo surpasses whatever i tried to fuse. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:22:00

Love it! - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:42:00

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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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