Verboticism: Dustbunnydiva

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Dinochic

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: die-NO-sheek

Sentence: Bob had a fashback when he saw his daughter, Emily, in a pair of Roxie's bellbottoms -1970s vintage- and suggested that they must have come from pantiquity. But Roxie and Emily, ignoring Bob's sarcasm, agreed that her comeback clobber looked dinochic.

Etymology: Blend of "dino" (meaning old - not terrible) & 'chic" : style, elegance.

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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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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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Retrodont

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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Rethread

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēθredz

Sentence: Lewis has saved all of his best clothing from his teens hoping that the fashion will come around again. He even wears these rethreads occasionally. All of his friends say no to the Hammer pants.

Etymology: retread (put a new tread on a worn tire) + threads (clothes)

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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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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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COMMENTS:

Very good - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:16:00

vmalcolm That's a lovely word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-15: 07:48:00

metrohumanx Good one, S.O. I wanted to use "chic" but your combo surpasses whatever i tried to fuse. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:22:00

Love it! - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:42:00

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Recrudressence

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) rē'krōō-děs'děns; (tr. v.) rē'krōō-děs'

Sentence: Despite Velma's desperate hope that her closetsful of Jonathan Logan polyester pantsuits will one day reenter the vogue, such recrudressence will sadly never see the light of day.

Etymology: recru[desc]ence = breaking out afresh + dress

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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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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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