Verboticism: Revesture

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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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Shoptimist

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Shoptimist, noun. Rosemary was a born shoptimist, she loved nothing more than rooting around in bargain bins to get ahead of the nu retro trends. When she saw the reversible mauve mohair batwing cardy her eyes gleamed as she raced to the till truimphantly, with her post/pre fashion item clutched in her sweaty palms.

Etymology: shop·per: a person who frequents the shops op·ti·mist: someone who holds a profoundly naive/positive world view depending on the standpoint of the reader

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 13:56:00

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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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Memorylanebryant

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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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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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Frockpile

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɹɒkˌpaɪl/

Sentence: I've still got my powdered wig frockpiled away in my closet somewhere, just in case they come back in style.

Etymology: from frock + stockpile

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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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