Verboticism: Retrostyling

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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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Retrostyling

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: retro-sty-ling

Sentence: retrostyling:verb ; Janice's daughter is retrostyling her mother's clothing.

Etymology: retro:something from the past styling:creating something

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COMMENTS:

perfect!! - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 10:04:00

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Retroptimism

Stackd

Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: ret-trop-tim-iz-uhm

Sentence: Her retroptimism paid off when her bonnet came back into style.

Etymology: Combination of retro and optimism

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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.

Etymology:

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Reincordnation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/in/cord/nay/shun

Sentence: When young Jack started out on his Kerouacian road trip it was time for the reincordnation of his father's favourite pair of time weathered cords.

Etymology: reincarnation + cord (short for corduroy)

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Retrodont

NeuroGlyph

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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Hopeshion

Created by: thesteeles

Pronunciation: hope-shun

Sentence: Sadly, Uncle Lenny still has his bell bottoms hopeshioned in his bureau drawer, waiting on that call from Laverne.

Etymology: hope + fashion

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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