Verboticism: Rofashtation

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Recrudressence

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) rē'krōō-děs'děns; (tr. v.) rē'krōō-děs'

Sentence: Despite Velma's desperate hope that her closetsful of Jonathan Logan polyester pantsuits will one day reenter the vogue, such recrudressence will sadly never see the light of day.

Etymology: recru[desc]ence = breaking out afresh + dress

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Corsetdoes

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: coarse - it -does

Sentence: Jenny's granny's corestdoes came in handy when the latest trends were announced, saving a small fortune in retro-gear.

Etymology: Of course it does.

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Pantiques

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: pan/teeks

Sentence: Dad gave Liz two choices: Mom's crocheted pantiques from the 60's or her knee length poodle skirt from the 50's. No crying or threatening to not come home at all was going to convince him to let her wear mom's micro mini from the 70's.

Etymology: pant + antiques

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Every time i scroll thru the weekly results, i see PANTIQUES and laugh out loud. I don't know why- it's just such a funny word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:26:00

Pantastic! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-15: 06:03:00

Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:17:00

Ok, so I thought I left my "acceptance speech" here but I guess I "commented" it somewhere else...oh well... Thanks to all who voted! :) - lumina, 2008-09-18: 02:30:00

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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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Fashionticipate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-en-TISS-eh-payt

Sentence: Ignoring the criticism she took from so many people, Eloise continued fashionticipate, not only shopping in used clothing stores, but saving her mothers discarded clothing as well, fully expecting last years styles to one day become top fashion again.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'fashion' and 'anticipate'.

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Estiduds

Created by: Mistergoodtimes

Pronunciation: S-T-Duds

Sentence: Though dormant for nearly 20 years, her husband stood appalled as the "estiduds" reemerged from the closet for the annual work party.

Etymology: late sexual revolution, from American STD

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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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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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Whoredrobe

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: HOR-drobe

Sentence: I told my wife in the 80's pleather pants were unattractive. I have no idea why she's taking out of the whoredrobe now.

Etymology: Whore + Wardrobe = Whoredrobe

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petaj hoardrobe would have been good. - petaj, 2007-10-18: 05:33:00

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Geriatticwear

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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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