Verboticism: Ripvanwrinkle

Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: Nosila

Definition: n. A person in deep denial who crams into their old clothing which is now somewhat unflattering, and perhaps several sizes too small. v. To wear clothing from your "younger days" just to prove that you still got it.

Pronunciation: rip van rin kel

Sentence: When Maisie showed up in the bikini she had worn more successfully forty years ago, she looked like a real ripvanwrinkle. Her skin looked like the surface of the moon and it was painfully obvious she had lost the fight against gravity here on earth. The poor bikini fought to enclose her Dead Sea rolls.

Etymology: Rip Van Winkle (fairy tale character who slept through his life;person who is oblivious to social changes) & Wrinkle (creases and folds in the skin due to aging and loss of elasticity)

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