Verboticism: Pretrender


Created by: Tigger

Definition: v., To pretend that you like something that you don't, in hopes that someone else will like your pretensions. n., A person who doesn't like what they actually like, and pretends to like what other people like.

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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Comments: Pretrender

hendrixius - 2007-11-28: 16:13:00
They call me the great pretrender...

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-28: 17:50:00
Nice word!