Verboticism: Geriatticwear

Geriatticwear

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

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 v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

Pronunciation: jerry-attic-wear

Sentence: Kim climbed the ladder in search of geriatticwear from her grandmother's old trunk because it was considered campy and hip. She found some tie-dye shirts, torn jeans, granny glasses and peace signs. Her grandmother smiled, remembering when she, too, dug around in her grandmother's closet for campy clothing from the flapper era. It was truly regeneration -- everything old becomes new again to the next generation.

Etymology: geriatric: old, obsolescent, worn out + attic: a place or room in the roof of a house used to store old articles of clothing, toys and furniture + wear: outfit, ensemble

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Comments: Geriatticwear

artr - 2010-02-12: 06:51:00
Grandmother? Ouch! I still have a tye-dyed shirt or 2.