Verboticism: Corsetdoes

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Sentence: Eunice had a spare closet built for the sole purpose of keeping outdated fashions and she devoted it entirely to retrocloseting.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

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee mode er lode

Sentence: When Wendy started wearing her Mom's bell bottom pants, mini skirts and Indian guru patterned shirts, she realized she had hit the Demoderlode of high fashion. What worked for her Mom thirty to forty years before had all of a sudden become trendy, de riguer and happening now. Luckily they were the same size and even her cool folks thought she suited the swinging sixty looks. Thank Goodness, her Mom never threw anything out!

Etymology: demode (out of fashion;outmoded) & Motherlode (the main vein of ore in a deposit;the Bonanza;the main prize)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx TrendyWendy cracks me up! Nice ento, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:19:00

metrohumanx I meant etymology, Nosila. main vein....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:24:00

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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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Garbaged

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Garb-ayjed

Sentence: Carol had saved all her clothes from the eighties in the hope that huge shoulder pads would one day come back into fashion. Her husband would often laugh at her collection, telling her that they were garbaged and she didn't have a hope. But Carol stood her ground knowing, that the day would come when she would have the last laugh.

Etymology: Garb(clothing) ORIGIN French from Italian garbo 'elegance' + Aged(having been subjected to ageing) = Garbaged

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COMMENTS:

I can identify....I have lots of aged garb. Garbage? - Mustang, 2008-09-15: 08:45:00

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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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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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Recyclothing

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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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Nostalchic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nah/stal/chic

Sentence: Her closet is full of nostalchic items from the '60's and '70's which she wears every day.

Etymology: nostalgic + chic

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 09:51:00

Oops you beat me to it :) - deepbluenpurple, 2007-10-17: 13:55:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-17: 17:43:00

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