Verboticism: Retrostyling

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Sentence: Eunice had a spare closet built for the sole purpose of keeping outdated fashions and she devoted it entirely to retrocloseting.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

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: klu-ture-less

Sentence: Although she'd been a fashion diva in her youth, she was clutureless when it came to current trends.

Etymology: Blended word: "couture" (high fashion) blended with "clueless" (uninformed; ignorant)

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Reattire

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re at tyre

Sentence: After Annie had tired of an outfit, she would reattire it for a while in the hopes that it would come into style again and that no one would remember she wore it. Sounds ideal, except her clothing bills were big and she need 6 closets to house all her potential back to he future outfits.

Etymology: Retire (withdraw from active participation) & Attire (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

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Cyclefad

Created by: VonFreak

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Recyclothing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēˈsīk-ˈklōði ng

Sentence: Jenny was so proud of her recyclothing. She had carefully packed away some of the stuff her mother had wanted to give to charity because it was so out of date. Now the style was hip again and she had a new wardrobe that cost her nothing. What she didn't count on was that this new version featured a whole different color scheme and fabric choices. She also found that thirty-year-old food stains that seemed minor when she squirreled them away were now beacons of cheap.

Etymology: recycle (convert (waste) into reusable material) + clothing (clothes collectively)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! :) - lumina, 2008-09-15: 05:40:00

metrohumanx Beacons of cheap! Great.How do you get all those fancy fonts to work? - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:23:00

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Zombitogs

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZOM-bee-tawgz (pronounced slowly, with an spooky inflection)

Sentence: Jean-Luc was reluctant to discard his old cabana wear, elephant bells, Lazarus jeans or Nehru jacket because he was SURE they would complete the great "Circle of Life" and be trendy once again. His daughter considered them ZOMBITOGS and looked askance when he asked her if she'd seen his dickie. Undaunted, Jean-Luc donned his tie-dyed t-shirt, slipped on his Earth shoes and denim jacket, then stumbled down to the wharfside beer garden where he pounded down a few bottles of fine Dominican rum and lamented the sartorial treasures which lay unappreciated in his fungi-filled basement. ZOMBITOGS INDEED !

Etymology: ZOMBIE+TOGS=ZOMBITOGS.....Zombie: Haitian Creole term meaning a supernatural power or ectoplasm able to enter and re-animate a dead person or fashion accessory.....Togs: colloquial term meaning "clothing"

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metrohumanx http://www.aperfectworld.org/sears.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:15:00

Ha! "Dickie!" My dad had a few AND a couple times in the winter my mom would shove one of them in my white uniform school blouse...you know when I seemed to be coming down with a cold? Wow...talk about flashback...ha - lumina, 2008-09-15: 05:45:00

metrohumanx I presume you survived Catholic school? - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:25:00

metrohumanx PS- I never wore a "dickie"....I preferred the cold war look- white turtleneck and sports jacket. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:27:00

Zombitogs...need zombitogs, must have zombitogs...I am getting sleepy. Just kidding and I too love the word dickie...who the heck thought of that idea? I mean it's not as if a full turtleneck is called a Richard, is it? - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:41:00

metrohumanx I know...it's embarrassing to even say "dickie"....My misguided friend once bought a pair of BAN-LON socks whick were kinda filmy and had florescent green pinstripes, too...they actually BURNED away from his foot when he tried to stomp out flaming newspaper. His name was Fast Eddie. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 03:44:00

Yes, I survived eight years of Catholic school AND?????????? Your "cold war" style was my brother's Confirmation "get up." ha - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:48:00

metrohumanx Dominic- Go frisk 'em..... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:35:00

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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Transtrender

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: trans trend er

Sentence: Craig's skinny knit tie was considered a transtrendy disaster at the global migration ball.

Etymology: trans: on the other side of, across, through trend: a vogue, current style

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