Verboticism: Recrudressence

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Fadeism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fade/ism

Sentence: Sue had a wardrobe stuffed with 70s and 80s avant-garde clothing. Sadly the faddisms had become fadeisms.

Etymology: faddism (craze) + fade

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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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Neoretroutfit

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nee-oh-re-trout-fit

Sentence: Joyce just found a trunk in the attic of clothes that were her mothers. The neoretroutfit she put together made her mom look like a hippie but her like a hooker. At least that's what her father thinks.

Etymology: neo (new) + retro (of or designating the style of an earlier time) + outfit (a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together)

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Sentence: Eunice had a spare closet built for the sole purpose of keeping outdated fashions and she devoted it entirely to retrocloseting.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

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-uhn-tiss-uh-PAY-shun

Sentence: Despite the criticism she took from so many people, Serediptity continued to follow her sense of fashionticipation and had not only saved her mothers old clothes, she regularly shopped in used clothing stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for fashion items from the 50's and 60's, believing they will all come back into style in time.

Etymology: Blend of fashion and anticipation.

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COMMENTS:

Good word - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:18:00

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Fashionicle

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: fash-on-icle

Sentence: That is so fashionicle.

Etymology: fashion pertaining to trendiness combined with past trend cycles

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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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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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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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