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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Demoderlode

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee mode er lode

Sentence: When Wendy started wearing her Mom's bell bottom pants, mini skirts and Indian guru patterned shirts, she realized she had hit the Demoderlode of high fashion. What worked for her Mom thirty to forty years before had all of a sudden become trendy, de riguer and happening now. Luckily they were the same size and even her cool folks thought she suited the swinging sixty looks. Thank Goodness, her Mom never threw anything out!

Etymology: demode (out of fashion;outmoded) & Motherlode (the main vein of ore in a deposit;the Bonanza;the main prize)

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metrohumanx TrendyWendy cracks me up! Nice ento, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:19:00

metrohumanx I meant etymology, Nosila. main vein....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:24:00

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

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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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Retraboid

Created by: e9b9t9

Pronunciation: Retra-Boyd

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Fadshion

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: fad-shun

Sentence: The fadshion wear of the 60's has made a come back.

Etymology: fad- trendy, the rage of the day 'shion- derived from fashion

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Reattire

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re at tyre

Sentence: After Annie had tired of an outfit, she would reattire it for a while in the hopes that it would come into style again and that no one would remember she wore it. Sounds ideal, except her clothing bills were big and she need 6 closets to house all her potential back to he future outfits.

Etymology: Retire (withdraw from active participation) & Attire (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

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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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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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COMMENTS:

Very good - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:16:00

vmalcolm That's a lovely word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-15: 07:48:00

metrohumanx Good one, S.O. I wanted to use "chic" but your combo surpasses whatever i tried to fuse. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:22:00

Love it! - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:42:00

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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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