Verboticism: Decawear

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Paleofashion

MarijanaP

Created by: MarijanaP

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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Phoeknicks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fee nicks

Sentence: officially they were called hotpants, but she called them phoeknicks, as she revived them every seven years.

Etymology: phoenix (Legendary bird which rises from they ashes every so often), knicks

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 15:51:00

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Restycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ree-STYE-kuhl

Sentence: Alex finally got round to restycling his stone-washed jeans and Members Only jacket, but his date was not impressed.

Etymology: recycle + style

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And oy, of course, now I think of a better word. - mplsbohemian, 2007-10-17: 20:53:00

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Retrothrift

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: retro thrift

Sentence: What to wear to the indie concert? Lemme dig into the bottom of my dad's t-shirt drawer and find a retrothrifty shirt.

Etymology: Retro and thrift

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Reingarbnate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: re-in-garb-nate

Sentence: Though they were from the 70's, and gave her torso the look of a muffin top, Jenny would occasionally reingarbnate one of her favorite miniskirts.

Etymology: reincarnate, garb

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like it - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 13:57:00

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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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artr Grandmother? Ouch! I still have a tye-dyed shirt or 2. - artr, 2010-02-12: 06:51:00

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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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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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Dustbunnydiva

Created by: svnfsvn

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Sentence: I gave into my dustbunnydiva and went thriftin

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