Verboticism: Retrousseau

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Recyclotogy

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: re-CYC-lo-tog-ee with "tog" rhyming with "cog"

Sentence: "I might expect this kind of recyclotogy from you Mavis, you've saved every skirt you've worn since the '70's."

Etymology: From the word "Recycle" meaning to repurpose, reuse, the word "tog" meaning item or article of clothing and the "y" ending indicating the active verb form.

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Preservealaugh

glowheart

Created by: glowheart

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Reingarbnate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: re-in-garb-nate

Sentence: Though they were from the 70's, and gave her torso the look of a muffin top, Jenny would occasionally reingarbnate one of her favorite miniskirts.

Etymology: reincarnate, garb

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like it - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 13:57:00

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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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Dejavogue

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: day-jah-vOg

Sentence: Mom, I don't think that Dynasty era jacket and those massive shoulder pads are in dejavogue just yet.

Etymology: deja vu + vogue

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COMMENTS:

...getting out my Dolphin shorts any day now... - kabloozie, 2007-10-17: 02:51:00

MrDave2176 You and I seem to be on the same channel...(or is that Chanel?) - MrDave2176, 2007-10-17: 17:22:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-17: 17:45:00

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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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Undeadthread

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: un.ded.thred

Sentence: It was the 80s all over again with Rachel prancing around in the undeadthread of baggy shirt and leggings

Etymology: the undead, thread

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Pantiques

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: pan/teeks

Sentence: Dad gave Liz two choices: Mom's crocheted pantiques from the 60's or her knee length poodle skirt from the 50's. No crying or threatening to not come home at all was going to convince him to let her wear mom's micro mini from the 70's.

Etymology: pant + antiques

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metrohumanx Every time i scroll thru the weekly results, i see PANTIQUES and laugh out loud. I don't know why- it's just such a funny word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:26:00

Pantastic! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-15: 06:03:00

Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:17:00

Ok, so I thought I left my "acceptance speech" here but I guess I "commented" it somewhere else...oh well... Thanks to all who voted! :) - lumina, 2008-09-18: 02:30:00

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Fadcache

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: fad kash

Sentence: She finallly gave up on getting skinny and gave all her fadcached clothing to Goodwill.

Etymology: fad cache

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Shoptimist

Created by: pungineer

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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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good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 13:56:00

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