Verboticism: Retrodont

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Fashionticipation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-uhn-tiss-uh-PAY-shun

Sentence: Despite the criticism she took from so many people, Serediptity continued to follow her sense of fashionticipation and had not only saved her mothers old clothes, she regularly shopped in used clothing stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for fashion items from the 50's and 60's, believing they will all come back into style in time.

Etymology: Blend of fashion and anticipation.

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COMMENTS:

Good word - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:18:00

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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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Retroptimism

Stackd

Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: ret-trop-tim-iz-uhm

Sentence: Her retroptimism paid off when her bonnet came back into style.

Etymology: Combination of retro and optimism

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Retrousseau

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: reh tro ooh SO

Sentence: My mother bribed me to help her clean out her basement by saying that I could take whatever I wanted. I found what amounted to a retrousseau of the 80's clothes that she wore in college. Although I wasn't interested in wearing any of them, I knew they would be valuable to someone. Sure enough, the vintage clothing store gave me $300!

Etymology: retro + trousseau (collection of clothing)

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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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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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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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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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Lubricationality

Created by: ilovecheese98

Pronunciation: Lubri-ka-sh-on-al-i-ty

Sentence: That skirt is a form of lubricationality, and know in style.

Etymology: ?

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Random! - ilovecheese98, 2010-02-13: 18:10:00

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Boomerangarment

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: boom + er + ang + garment

Sentence: I knew this ironic old t-shirt would be a boomerangarment - good thing I never throw anything away!

Etymology: boomerang + garment

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Memorylanebryant

Created by: Lolagrrl

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