Verboticism: Retroptimism

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Investiment

Created by: Ashbolte

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Sentence: Its too small now, but I'll leave it in my wardrobe as an investiment for when I join a gym

Etymology: investment and 'verstire'-to dress

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Retrothrift

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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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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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Retraboid

Created by: e9b9t9

Pronunciation: Retra-Boyd

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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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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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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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Decawear

Created by: thebaron

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Sentence: The drag queen had a closet full of decawear, hoping someday she could wear her old favorites on stage again.

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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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