Verboticism: Labelaire

Labelaire

Created by: queenjane75

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: la·bel·aire n. Pronunciation: ley-buhl-air

Sentence: I knew that skanky labelaire in high school and she hasn't changed a bit: those are the same payless shoes with the prada label hot-glued to the heel.

Etymology: la·bel·aire - n. a combination of:the word label - a trademark or classification - in this case a brand name and the prefix -aire, which implies a heavy association with the root word, in this case, label. Combined, the word is labelaire - a person

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silveryaspen - 2008-03-03: 23:09:00
Your sentence planted a funny image in my mind. Your create has a fun flair and a great 'aire' about it!