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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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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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Reattire

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ri:ə'taɪə/

Sentence: The girl tried to explain her father that the skirt she was wearing was one of her mother's reattires.

Etymology: REATTIRE. n. From Re (Pref. Again; anew. Backward; back) + Attire (Clothing or array; apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Everything old is new again.... - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:37:00

Good one. - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:43:00

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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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Nostalchic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nah/stal/sheek

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

Etymology: NOSTALCHIC - from NOSTALGIC (a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former time) + CHIC (attractive and fashionable; stylish)

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Transtrender

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: trans trend er

Sentence: Craig's skinny knit tie was considered a transtrendy disaster at the global migration ball.

Etymology: trans: on the other side of, across, through trend: a vogue, current style

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Fadshion

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: fad-shun

Sentence: The fadshion wear of the 60's has made a come back.

Etymology: fad- trendy, the rage of the day 'shion- derived from fashion

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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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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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Neandershawl

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: knee-ander-shawl

Sentence: To find the right outfit for retro theme party, Sharon went to the neandershawl section of her closet

Etymology: neanterthal+shawl

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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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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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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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