Verboticism: Refab

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Cyclefad

Created by: VonFreak

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Neoretroutfit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nee-oh-re-trout-fit

Sentence: Joyce just found a trunk in the attic of clothes that were her mothers. The neoretroutfit she put together made her mom look like a hippie but her like a hooker. At least that's what her father thinks.

Etymology: neo (new) + retro (of or designating the style of an earlier time) + outfit (a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Garbaged

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Garb-ayjed

Sentence: Carol had saved all her clothes from the eighties in the hope that huge shoulder pads would one day come back into fashion. Her husband would often laugh at her collection, telling her that they were garbaged and she didn't have a hope. But Carol stood her ground knowing, that the day would come when she would have the last laugh.

Etymology: Garb(clothing) ORIGIN French from Italian garbo 'elegance' + Aged(having been subjected to ageing) = Garbaged

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COMMENTS:

I can identify....I have lots of aged garb. Garbage? - Mustang, 2008-09-15: 08:45:00

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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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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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Reincordnation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/in/cord/nay/shun

Sentence: When young Jack started out on his Kerouacian road trip it was time for the reincordnation of his father's favourite pair of time weathered cords.

Etymology: reincarnation + cord (short for corduroy)

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Frockpile

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɹɒkˌpaɪl/

Sentence: I've still got my powdered wig frockpiled away in my closet somewhere, just in case they come back in style.

Etymology: from frock + stockpile

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Neandershawl

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: knee-ander-shawl

Sentence: To find the right outfit for retro theme party, Sharon went to the neandershawl section of her closet

Etymology: neanterthal+shawl

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Revesture

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ree-vesch-terr

Sentence: Mary of Palamino practises the art of revesture every day. Too poor to afford new clothes, Mary revests her 1970's garments - and although old, they are perfectly in style...

Etymology: re (to do something again) / vesture (piece of garment)

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