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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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Phoeknicks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fee nicks

Sentence: officially they were called hotpants, but she called them phoeknicks, as she revived them every seven years.

Etymology: phoenix (Legendary bird which rises from they ashes every so often), knicks

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 15:51:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Memorylanebryant

Created by: Lolagrrl

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