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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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Moldfashioned

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mōldfashənd

Sentence: Gloria insisted on hanging onto her moldfashioned clothes, sure that they would come back into style. Unfortunately, when they did, she was in no shape to wear them. She tells people that the clothes shrunk but nobody really believes that.

Etymology: mold (a furry growth of minute fungal hyphae occurring typically in moist warm conditions) old-fashioned (not modern)

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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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Recyclotogy

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: re-CYC-lo-tog-ee with "tog" rhyming with "cog"

Sentence: "I might expect this kind of recyclotogy from you Mavis, you've saved every skirt you've worn since the '70's."

Etymology: From the word "Recycle" meaning to repurpose, reuse, the word "tog" meaning item or article of clothing and the "y" ending indicating the active verb form.

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Refab

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: re-fab

Sentence: Lily's dash for the last bus home left her standing red faced with her skirt around her ankles in the middle of the high street. Original it may have been but the trouble with refab's is that, over time, the elastic tends to perish.

Etymology: recycle - to produce useful materials which can be used again. Fabric - cloth or woven material

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Dinochic

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: die-NO-sheek

Sentence: Bob had a fashback when he saw his daughter, Emily, in a pair of Roxie's bellbottoms -1970s vintage- and suggested that they must have come from pantiquity. But Roxie and Emily, ignoring Bob's sarcasm, agreed that her comeback clobber looked dinochic.

Etymology: Blend of "dino" (meaning old - not terrible) & 'chic" : style, elegance.

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Dejavogue

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: day-jah-vOg

Sentence: Mom, I don't think that Dynasty era jacket and those massive shoulder pads are in dejavogue just yet.

Etymology: deja vu + vogue

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COMMENTS:

...getting out my Dolphin shorts any day now... - kabloozie, 2007-10-17: 02:51:00

MrDave2176 You and I seem to be on the same channel...(or is that Chanel?) - MrDave2176, 2007-10-17: 17:22:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-17: 17:45:00

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Decawear

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The drag queen had a closet full of decawear, hoping someday she could wear her old favorites on stage again.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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