Verboticism: Shoptimist

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Neandershawl

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: knee-ander-shawl

Sentence: To find the right outfit for retro theme party, Sharon went to the neandershawl section of her closet

Etymology: neanterthal+shawl

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Undeadthread

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: un.ded.thred

Sentence: It was the 80s all over again with Rachel prancing around in the undeadthread of baggy shirt and leggings

Etymology: the undead, thread

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Neoretroutfit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nee-oh-re-trout-fit

Sentence: Joyce just found a trunk in the attic of clothes that were her mothers. The neoretroutfit she put together made her mom look like a hippie but her like a hooker. At least that's what her father thinks.

Etymology: neo (new) + retro (of or designating the style of an earlier time) + outfit (a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together)

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Dustbunnydiva

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I gave into my dustbunnydiva and went thriftin

Etymology:

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Fadshion

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: fad-shun

Sentence: The fadshion wear of the 60's has made a come back.

Etymology: fad- trendy, the rage of the day 'shion- derived from fashion

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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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Enssemble

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: on-sem-bul

Sentence: Margaret! You can not dissemble any longer. You have been enssembling for years and the hoardrobe is full of leggings and turbans.

Etymology: ensemble (outfit) + assemble (collect)

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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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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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Lubricationality

Created by: ilovecheese98

Pronunciation: Lubri-ka-sh-on-al-i-ty

Sentence: That skirt is a form of lubricationality, and know in style.

Etymology: ?

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COMMENTS:

Random! - ilovecheese98, 2010-02-13: 18:10:00

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