Verboticism: Shoptimist

Shoptimist

Created by: pungineer

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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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: Shoptimist

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