Verboticism: Ghettup

Ghettup

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Definition: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

Pronunciation: geht-uhp

Sentence: He thought his ghettup gave him street cred and made him look tuff, but wearing his jeans so low that the waist band sat below his butt, and the crotch hung down to his knees caused him to walk like Marilyn Monroe in a tight skirt.

Etymology: alternative spelling of getup (a style or arrangemet of dress, esp. an elaborate or unusual one) + ghetto (a part of a city, esp. a slum area, occupied by a minority group)

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Comments: Ghettup

DrWebster111 - 2009-05-31: 12:16:00
another best word for the day should be another winner, and a nice brief sentence, not an anthology