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Twitic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: twit-ic

Sentence: Marcia was the local fashion twitic. She made sure to review everyone's apparance in her tweets to her friends.

Etymology: twit + twitter: + critic: professional who judges the arts and fashion

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Streason

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Stree-son

Sentence: The office girls loved nothing more than gabbling in the canteen about petunia's latest act of streason, wearing last season's fashion this season...well i mean you just wouldn't would you, i would just die if i was seen dead in the full length puffball this summer, i mean oh my god...and with those shoes etc

Etymology: season+treason = fashion crime

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like they were doing verbal strip tease... - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 17:10:00

We have a word for girls like that at work...a coven! - Nosila, 2008-06-06: 20:13:00

Very clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:06:00

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Fashun

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fashən

Sentence: Jesse was all too quick to fashun anybody she felt wasn\'t trying hard enough to keep up with the latest trends. And then it happened. She made a mistake. She was in a hurry one morning and grabbed last year\'s baseball cap. She spent the day being liliculed by the very folks she loved to razz.

Etymology: fashion (a popular trend, esp. in styles of dress) + shun (persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution)

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Dresstapo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dres stapo

Sentence: ChiChi & Fadima set themselves up as the two fashionistas in the accounting office. They set the trends and mocked those who did not follow. They were so vicious about it that the wags in the office dubbed them the Dresstapo or the Fashionazis. Fadima went too far when she ridiculed the new girl, Mensa, in payables. Mensa did not even try to compete in the office fashion Olympics and satoricist that she was, Fadima made fun of Mensa at every opportunity. Wasn't she surprised when Mensa was promoted over her and ChiChi and made their new boss. Yes, accounting can be accrual world, even when you are trendy!

Etymology: Dress (style;apparel) & Gestapo (Secret Police in Nazi Germany, known for their terrorist methods)

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Glossip

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: gloss-ip

Sentence: As an avid reader of all the stylish magazines she felt fully qualified to glossip

Etymology: gloss, gossip

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COMMENTS:

the perfectly styled word! - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 09:19:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:03:00

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Garbastardry

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gahr-bas-TERD-ree

Sentence: Roxie's garbastardry was ruthless and relentless.

Etymology: GARB: clothing in general, costume, fashion, looks; BASTARDRY: attitude, of unpleasantness and meanness, held by a disagreeable person. (slang)

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COMMENTS:

I think I know her! - Mustang, 2008-06-06: 08:02:00

Roxie doesn't sound like a very nice person - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-06: 16:08:00

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Blowpas

Created by: simoneshin

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Dresstapo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dress stappo

Sentence: Moda and Styla were the fashionistas in the office. They not only competed with themselves to capture the latest designs and trends, they were critical of everyone else's attire and appearance. They were the dreaded Dresstapo and loved nothing better than to terrorize the couturely clueless. Their Bible was Vogue Magazine (September Issue is the largest)and they were judge and jury to the unadorned. When they openly snickered at the new girl for her lack of elan, they were horrified to learn that she was their new boss. The Mode Squad started dusting off their resumes!

Etymology: Dress (clothing in general, attire,arrange attractively) & Gestapo (the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods)

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Fauxpalice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōpälēs

Sentence: Several of the matrons at the country club seem to have appointed themselves as fauxpalice. They are all too comfortable letting younger, newer members know what they think of their fashion choices.

Etymology: faux pas (an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) + police (an organization engaged in the enforcement of official regulations in a specified domain)

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Voguard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: voh-gahrd

Sentence: Heather and Tonya are all too ready to let every woman in their office know when they have made a fashion faux pas. These voguards have mastered the not-quite-soft-enough whisper to comment on any infraction they see. So beware. These mavens of haute couture could inflict a designer shiner to the reputation of the chic bleak. Heaven help anyone who succumbs to the concept of "Casual Fridays".

Etymology: vogue (something in fashion, as at a particular time) + guard (to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc.)

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