Verboticism: Fauxpalice

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Fauxpalice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōpälēs

Sentence: Several of the matrons at the country club seem to have appointed themselves as fauxpalice. They are all too comfortable letting younger, newer members know what they think of their fashion choices.

Etymology: faux pas (an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) + police (an organization engaged in the enforcement of official regulations in a specified domain)

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Fadger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fad/ger

Sentence: Jenny was a stuck up fashion bitch who loved to fadger anyone not wearing the latest coloured co-oridinated style.

Etymology: FADGER - verb - from FAD (a temporary fashion) + BADGER (to harass, pester, nag)

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like they had the latest in fadaggery! - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 17:13:00

Good word. "Fadger-badger" also sounds good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:10:00

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Couturd

Created by: uvadavidg

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Twitic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: twit-ic

Sentence: Marcia was the local fashion twitic. She made sure to review everyone's apparance in her tweets to her friends.

Etymology: twit + twitter: + critic: professional who judges the arts and fashion

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Fadger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fad/ger

Sentence: Jenny was a stuck up fashion bitch who loved to fadger anyone not wearing the latest in style fashion designer label.

Etymology: FADGER - verb - from FAD (a temporary fashion) + BADGER (to harass, pester, nag)

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Dresstapo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dress sta po

Sentence: Muffy and Bitsy were snobs and considered themselves the Dresstapo in their workplace. The two of them shared a brain (which usually one of them would forget at home)and felt it their duty to inform other people in the office of the fashion faux pas which were committed everyday. Fashion magazines were the required reading for these Faux-Pair Girls and they patrolled the office religiously to seek out and humiliate the offenders. Then they would feel self righteous about the fact that they were crusaders for a higher purpose, the fashion industry. One day as they rode up in the elevator, a new girl shared their ride. The Decorative Duo sensed fresh meat and lost no time in criticizing the hapless female about her lack of flair. They derided her for her lack of class and elan, about how plain and untrendy her garments were and the fact that she wore no accessories. The girl just smiled smugly and got off on the next floor. When they got to their desks, the Primpcesses were called to the boss' office, where he introduced them to the same fashion victim. Too late they discovered that she was his daughter and their new CEO! They would, however, be the best dressed people at the unemployment office.

Etymology: dress (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion) & Gestapo (secret police, known for its terrorist methods)

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COMMENTS:

Good one.... - Mustang, 2008-06-06: 06:18:00

stylish word - pungineer, 2008-06-06: 08:15:00

No "falsch stufe" here: great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:02:00

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Fadillory

Created by: zduck

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Ragtagteam

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ragtagtēm

Sentence: Doris was delighted when a couple of the girls from accounting invited her to lunch on her first day at her new job. What she couldn’t have known was they were going to ragtagteam her about her outfit. They took turns belittling her in every way. By the end of the meal she was in tears. Like a couple of K&G double agents the duo of fashionistas had disappeared into the crowd leaving Doris with a crushed spirit and the bill.

Etymology: rag (fashion) rag (rebuke severely) ragtag (untidy, disorganized) tagteam (a pair of wrestlers who fight as a team)

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Blowpas

Created by: simoneshin

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Streason

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Stree-son

Sentence: The office girls loved nothing more than gabbling in the canteen about petunia's latest act of streason, wearing last season's fashion this season...well i mean you just wouldn't would you, i would just die if i was seen dead in the full length puffball this summer, i mean oh my god...and with those shoes etc

Etymology: season+treason = fashion crime

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like they were doing verbal strip tease... - wordmeister, 2008-06-06: 17:10:00

We have a word for girls like that at work...a coven! - Nosila, 2008-06-06: 20:13:00

Very clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-08: 19:06:00

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