Verboticism: Designerlibel

'Would you like to try my new ride?'

DEFINITION: v. To purchase a low-cost product and cover it with the label, or put it inside the packaging of a premium brand. n. A cheap product, which has been repackaged, or relabeled, by the consumer to make it look like an expensive brand.

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Crapsimile

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: crap/sim/i/lee

Sentence: Most products from that particular country are a crapsimile of the original product.

Etymology: crap + facsimile

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Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

This one put a 'simile' on my face when I read it. Nice! - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:54:00

Great sentence! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:38:00

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Pretendtious

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: pre tend chuss

Sentence: Hyacinth tried to be a grand lady of fashion but considered the prices of designer clothing grand larceny. She bought less expensive copies with just slight differences in the labels. Her copy of a Dior dress was a Door dress. Her Giorgio was a Gorgio. Her Givenchy was a Givenshy. Hyacinth always felt she was dressed like Cinderella at the ball, but then she always was a bit pretendtious.

Etymology: PRETEND - act as if something were true or real. PRETENTIOUS - made to look or sound important.

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metrohumanx Love Mrs Bucket, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-29: 19:10:00

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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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Stickerlift

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: STIK er lift

Sentence: With one bottle of Boisseire Cabernet Savignon and a 55-gallon drum of Sam's Club red, Dudley was able to stickerlift all the wine he used in a year, and his friends were none the wiser.

Etymology: sticker, label; lift, raise or elevate

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COMMENTS:

in French this would be pronounced Steeker leeft - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 08:47:00

I like the double menaing of lift for it can also mean steal ... as in steal the label! It sound so right ... fits the definition to a T ... very meaningfull! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:56:00

Clever and creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:36:00

A verbotomy for "n.: A tune that becomes lodged in one's consciousness and repeated ad nauseum, until replaced by one equally or more irritating, or until the victim suffers a psychotic break." About six months ago, we verbotomized on above definition. I'm pretty certain that Purpleartichokes got the nod for "Tunestruck." I'm also stumbled upon "reperditty" and "abbamatically ". - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:53:00

Thanks, OB. Kind of an obvious candidate. - stache, 2008-03-03: 19:20:00

Shucks! I missed it. Could have been before I discovered this neat site! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:45:00

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Adcumbous

Created by: BIANCAGRAY1

Pronunciation: ad-come-bus

Sentence: You are adcumbous.

Etymology: ad-to cumb-to lie ous

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Passpimpage

Created by: Bewildertrix

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COMMENTS:

Very interesting. Wish you had given us a sentence and etymology. You get points for each item you complete! Sometimes more is better! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:59:00

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Pseudsomat

Created by: 711235

Pronunciation: sued-so-mat

Sentence: The man bought his pseudsomat car in another country

Etymology: Pseud - fake Somat - body

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Pervhibition

Created by: lilyk12342

Pronunciation: perv-hi-bi-tion

Sentence: The man made quite a pervhibition about his new cell phone, which he advertised as an iPhone, although it was a knockoff.

Etymology: perv-from pervasion, to be distorted. hibition-from exhibition, a public display

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Intravest

Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: in-trə-'vest

Sentence: For Christmas, we all decided to intravest our gifts; I put a regular blanket into a Snuggie box.

Etymology: intra- (within) + vest (garment)

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Uplabel

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈleɪbəl/

Sentence: "Your shirt looks kind of uplabeled. Are you sure it's really designer wear?" "Jamie's shoes aren't Prada ones. When I was alone in his room, I saw the corresponding shoe box. Those hooves are an uplabel."

Etymology: up-label; label: (transitive) to put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something); uplabel therefore is to label something up, as in "to upgrade sth." antonym: downlabel

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Up-roarious - Nosila, 2010-05-13: 00:34:00

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