Verboticism: Retrothrift

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.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

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: re-wair-houz

Sentence: Julia rewearhoused her bell bottoms from the 70's, but it didn't work out because she couldn't squeeze in to them any longer.

Etymology: rewear + warehouse

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Moldfashioned

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mōldfashənd

Sentence: Gloria insisted on hanging onto her moldfashioned clothes, sure that they would come back into style. Unfortunately, when they did, she was in no shape to wear them. She tells people that the clothes shrunk but nobody really believes that.

Etymology: mold (a furry growth of minute fungal hyphae occurring typically in moist warm conditions) old-fashioned (not modern)

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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Transtrender

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: trans trend er

Sentence: Craig's skinny knit tie was considered a transtrendy disaster at the global migration ball.

Etymology: trans: on the other side of, across, through trend: a vogue, current style

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Memorylanebryant

Created by: Lolagrrl

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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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Restycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ree-STYE-kuhl

Sentence: Alex finally got round to restycling his stone-washed jeans and Members Only jacket, but his date was not impressed.

Etymology: recycle + style

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And oy, of course, now I think of a better word. - mplsbohemian, 2007-10-17: 20:53:00

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Rethread

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēθredz

Sentence: Lewis has saved all of his best clothing from his teens hoping that the fashion will come around again. He even wears these rethreads occasionally. All of his friends say no to the Hammer pants.

Etymology: retread (put a new tread on a worn tire) + threads (clothes)

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Recyclotogy

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: re-CYC-lo-tog-ee with "tog" rhyming with "cog"

Sentence: "I might expect this kind of recyclotogy from you Mavis, you've saved every skirt you've worn since the '70's."

Etymology: From the word "Recycle" meaning to repurpose, reuse, the word "tog" meaning item or article of clothing and the "y" ending indicating the active verb form.

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