Verboticism: Egofrippery

Egofrippery

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Definition: v. To purchase a low-cost product and cover it with the label, or put it inside the packaging of a premium brand. n. A cheap product, which has been repackaged, or relabeled, by the consumer to make it look like an expensive brand.

Pronunciation: Eego-frip-per-ree

Sentence: The old forms of Macaroniism, Foppery, Self-promotion, Beggar thy neighbour, One-upmanship and Self-aggrandising house names, have now been superceded by the use of falsified consumer goods and status products in a blatent case of Egofrippery.

Etymology: Ego- I'm better than You! / Frippery - Empty or meaningless showing -off.

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Comments: Egofrippery

silveryaspen - 2008-03-03: 09:18:00
Strong word choices ... Strong creation!