Verboticism: Retrothrift

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Geriatticwear

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: jerry-attic-wear

Sentence: Kim climbed the ladder in search of geriatticwear from her grandmother's old trunk because it was considered campy and hip. She found some tie-dye shirts, torn jeans, granny glasses and peace signs. Her grandmother smiled, remembering when she, too, dug around in her grandmother's closet for campy clothing from the flapper era. It was truly regeneration -- everything old becomes new again to the next generation.

Etymology: geriatric: old, obsolescent, worn out + attic: a place or room in the roof of a house used to store old articles of clothing, toys and furniture + wear: outfit, ensemble

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COMMENTS:

artr Grandmother? Ouch! I still have a tye-dyed shirt or 2. - artr, 2010-02-12: 06:51:00

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Fashionticipate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-en-TISS-eh-payt

Sentence: Ignoring the criticism she took from so many people, Eloise continued fashionticipate, not only shopping in used clothing stores, but saving her mothers discarded clothing as well, fully expecting last years styles to one day become top fashion again.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'fashion' and 'anticipate'.

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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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Investiment

Created by: Ashbolte

Pronunciation:

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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Hautepants

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: haw-te - pants

Sentence: I can't believe that Marlene thans that she can hautepants herself back into that Nehru jacket. she's gained atleast 100 pounds saince it was in fashion.

Etymology: haute -pertaining to fashion + pants; a play on the word hot pants

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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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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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Hopeshion

Created by: thesteeles

Pronunciation: hope-shun

Sentence: Sadly, Uncle Lenny still has his bell bottoms hopeshioned in his bureau drawer, waiting on that call from Laverne.

Etymology: hope + fashion

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Clutureless

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: klu-ture-less

Sentence: Although she'd been a fashion diva in her youth, she was clutureless when it came to current trends.

Etymology: Blended word: "couture" (high fashion) blended with "clueless" (uninformed; ignorant)

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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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