Verboticism: Fauxpalice

Fauxpalice

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Created by: artr

Definition: v. To tease, ridicule or twitter about someone who has made a fashion mistake. n. A materialistic twit who feels it's their duty to inform others when fashion standards have not been met.

Pronunciation: fōpälēs

Sentence: Several of the matrons at the country club seem to have appointed themselves as fauxpalice. They are all too comfortable letting younger, newer members know what they think of their fashion choices.

Etymology: faux pas (an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) + police (an organization engaged in the enforcement of official regulations in a specified domain)

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