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Reattire

vmalcolm

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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Retrodont

NeuroGlyph

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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Retrostyling

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: retro-sty-ling

Sentence: retrostyling:verb ; Janice's daughter is retrostyling her mother's clothing.

Etymology: retro:something from the past styling:creating something

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COMMENTS:

perfect!! - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 10:04:00

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Refab

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: re-fab

Sentence: Lily's dash for the last bus home left her standing red faced with her skirt around her ankles in the middle of the high street. Original it may have been but the trouble with refab's is that, over time, the elastic tends to perish.

Etymology: recycle - to produce useful materials which can be used again. Fabric - cloth or woven material

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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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Whoredrobe

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: HOR-drobe

Sentence: I told my wife in the 80's pleather pants were unattractive. I have no idea why she's taking out of the whoredrobe now.

Etymology: Whore + Wardrobe = Whoredrobe

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COMMENTS:

petaj hoardrobe would have been good. - petaj, 2007-10-18: 05:33:00

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Misetyle

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: miz-eh-tyle

Sentence:

Etymology: comes from misery style..or style that causes misery

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Retrothrift

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: retro thrift

Sentence: What to wear to the indie concert? Lemme dig into the bottom of my dad's t-shirt drawer and find a retrothrifty shirt.

Etymology: Retro and thrift

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Fashionicle

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: fash-on-icle

Sentence: That is so fashionicle.

Etymology: fashion pertaining to trendiness combined with past trend cycles

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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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