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'My bikini still fits!'

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.

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Youthenize

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: yooth-en-ize

Sentence: Whenever Syl would youthenize, Morty just wished he was dead.

Etymology: youth (the condition or quality of being young) + euthanize (the act of painlessly ending the life of a person for reasons of mercy)

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hyperborean Thanks for using my photograph for today's cartoon. (Just kidding.) - hyperborean, 2009-05-11: 09:03:00

short, (sweet )and fast , packs the punch, like a ninja - DrWebster111, 2009-05-12: 21:41:00

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Prunetta

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: proon-ETT-eh

Sentence: Jeanetta was well past mid life but convinced she still looked good in revealing clothes, and the poor thing had no idea that friends referred to her as prunetta because of all the sags, wrinkles and cellulite that gave her a prune like appearance.

Etymology: Blend of prune and a feminine name ending in 'etta'.

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COMMENTS:

Sadly she's not alone...beaches everywhere have seen her! Good Word - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 17:59:00

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Retrohoh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rhett oh oh

Sentence: the sixties hotpants look had gone from retro to retrohoh in the intervening years

Etymology: retro ohoh

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Thwrong

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thrawng

Sentence: At the family beach vacation Grandma thought it was great that she could still fit into her string bikini. Others thought it was just thwrong. To make matters worse Grandpa decided to match her faux pas by strutting around in a banana-hammock Speedow. The cost of the vacation may well be eclipsed by the eventual cost of therapy for the grandchildren.

Etymology: thong (a brief garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks) + wrong (not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc.)

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brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2012-02-28: 07:36:00

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Cramolded

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: cra-mol-did

Sentence: Marvin says to Anne, "Honey, you know you should not cramolded that old bikini on your body...it accentuates your extra curves and lines."

Etymology: Cram-To force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space; stuff. Old- and added (ed) - Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life.

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Shuizeld

Created by: flameymarshey

Pronunciation: (Shu-weez-ulld_

Sentence: "Honey, are you still schuziled??"

Etymology:

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YOY - flameymarshey, 2018-09-30: 15:12:00

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Prunetta

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: proon-ETT-eh

Sentence: Jeanetta was well past mid life but convinced she still looked good in revealing clothes, and the poor thing had no idea that friends referred to her as Prunetta because of all the sags, wrinkles and cellulite that gave her a prune like appearance.

Etymology: Blend of 'prune' (dried plum) and a feminine name ending in 'etta'.

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Fashuntweesta

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: feh-shuhn-twees-tah

Sentence: In the year 2025, down at Maliboobie Beach, old Pamela A. in her bikini was known as a fashuntweesta, a real screampuff. My how the years fly by!

Etymology: Blending contemporary term "fashionista" with "shun," meaning to keep away from + "twist," a distortion in form or meaning

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Boomshakacracka

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: boom-shack-a-crack-a

Sentence: In her heyday, the beach bunny once made the boys cry "boomshackalacka" when she sashayed by in her thong bikini. Now the saggy, baggy, aging boomer draws hoots, giggles and cries of "boomshackacracka" from the beach crowd as she shuffles by in her orthopedic thong.

Etymology: boomshackalacka -- from the bridge of Tina Turner's hit "I Want to Take You Higher," it has become an urban expression in reference to the jiggling of a woman's derriere. Tina Turner is undoubtedly one of the greatest rock divas of all time whose career soared in the 1960s and 70s with her husband Ike Turner. Born in 1939, she still records and her concerts continue to electrify people as she tears up the stage with her music, still looking amazing in short skirts and heels. + cracka -- you figure it out

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Gerigarbatric

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: jer - ee - garb - a' triks

Sentence: Harold had to come to grips that Maude was gerigarbatric and would just play along.

Etymology: garb (clothing ; manner of style or dress), then bookended with geriatric (age, feeble, old)

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Crammedma

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: crammed/ma

Sentence: Her crammedma and crammeddad came to visit both wearing clothes several sizes too small.

Etymology: cram + Grandma

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Regretro

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ree-gret-tro

Sentence:

Etymology: regret, retro

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hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-05-11: 05:18:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:40:00

That would be the current 80's fashion revival that seems to be going on.. - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:24:00

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Apparelhell

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: a parallel

Sentence: Jimmy smiled as he recalled his pleasant dreams of the night before, of the sweet supple skin of his beloved as they bathed in the sandy sunshine on their honeymoon. He wondered if they were still there together, in a parallel universe. Suddenly, the sound of Irena's voice bought him back to reality. When he saw the image of her before him he was struck by a profound thought: Was this apparelhell universe?

Etymology: Apparel: clothing. Hell: A very bad place, or so I'm told. Parallel: consistent property of two events separated by time.

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:37:00

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Retrohno

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rhett roh noh

Sentence: He had a body that turned the retro look into the retrohno look, but not the eyesight to notice it.

Etymology: retro oh no

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Ouchfit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ouchfit

Sentence: When Carl broke out an old outfit in honor of his class reunion he discovered that it had become an ouchfit. It was not only uncomfortable to wear it hurt his wife. She laughed so hard she pulled muscles. Even the dog was snickering.

Etymology: ouch (used to express pain) + outfit (a set of clothes worn together, typically for a particular occasion or purpose)

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Muttonflaunt

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mutt-n-floor-nt

Sentence: Once more, Esme, an incorrigible muttonflaunt, was rummaging in the bottom of the trunk for the midriff top and hotpants from her youth. When Ken walked in all he could see was her saggy derriere clad in a g-string wobbling about on top of her thigh-high-booted legs, with clothing being tossed in the air.

Etymology: mutton dressed as lamb (an older person wearing youthful clothes) + flaunt (to show off)

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what an image - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:40:00

I think I know her...good word! - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 17:57:00

That Esme... Not at all sheepish... - emdeejay, 2009-05-11: 19:45:00

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Cradlewardrobber

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cray/dul/ward/rob/bur

Sentence: Edith and Ethel, both octogenarians, are cradlewardrobbers and like to hang out on Friday evenings at the local Baskin and Robbins in lululemon cropped tops and hip hugging capris.

Etymology: cradle robber + wardrobe

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Fattiree

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Fat ty ree

Sentence: Mona was a fattiree who prided herself on the fact that in her retirement, she still could squeeze into her clothes from twenty years ago. Her poor eyesight did not afford her the same view in the rear view mirror as others got. When she walked past in her tan polyesther capris, her backside looked like a camel chewing on a caramel!

Etymology: Fat (too big; having a relatively large diameter) & Attire (clothing of a distinctive style for a special occasion) & Retiree (someone who has retired from active working; a pensioner)

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I think I saw her a little while ago at the mall wearing short shorts....eeewwww. - Mustang, 2009-05-11: 21:13:00

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Sadtire

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sad tyre

Sentence: Helen lost 100 pounds and was delighted to be able to get into her old clothes, including her skimpy bikini...one of the first ever made. She thought she looked hip, young and sexy as she showed off her beach wear to her husband Tom. "Don't I look young again?" , she asked him. "You are deluded if you think you are going to sadtire yourself like that on our cruise" he retorted. "The bikini looks great, but you need to iron the wrinkles out of your birthday suit!"

Etymology: Sad (bad; unfortunate) & Attire (put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

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Bikinitini

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: beek eenee teenee

Sentence: When Ethel tried on her very old swimsuit, her husband Ed called it her bikinitini. Oh sure it still covered the most important parts, but two of those parts were now thumping against her knees as she walked and her backside in motion looked like a camel chewing on a caramel!

Etymology: Bikini (two piece skimpy swimsuit) & Teenie (very tiny)

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Fatorialist

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: phat-ore-ee-al-ist

Sentence: Mabel, a seasoned fatorialist, started her own website called "The Fatorialist" and posted pictures of herself squeezed into her favorite clothing, mostly from the 1940s. She also posted pictures of random people she came across who she thought looked as dashing as her in their ill-fitting rags.

Etymology: fat + sartorialist

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: Nosila

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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Decrebuttude

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: De-cre-butt-yood

Sentence: Warren nearly had a heart attack when his wife Mabel decided to be a sprungchicken for their summer holiday. Yes, she still fitted that old bikini but it sure was some decrebuttude on her part to wear that in public!

Etymology: Decrepitude - the effects of senescence and gravity on all things fleshy; Rebut - deny or argue against; Butt - one of the first things to be affected by decrepitude and crammed into some Cleopantstrappy (neologism: Cleopatra Queen of De Nial, pants, straps as usu items that decrepitous bodies are crammed into) thing it really shouldn't be; Attitude - showing off, denial, in-your-face, you-got-a-problem-with-that?!; also Rebutt - neologism - re-presentation or make-over of one's butt.

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When you speak of Denial, you don't mean deriver do you ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-11: 03:22:00

Nien :P - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:18:00

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Crinkledfashionrut

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Crink-old-fa-shun-rut

Sentence: Mrs. Wryly Puckerbutt got stuck in a Crinkledfashionrut. As she strutted her stuff around her husband...Gruff he finally had to say,"Dear you know my sight is bad...now sweetheart I don't want to make you mad, but honey you don't have what you once had...so, please go iron out the wrinkles!" I've overheard Mrs. Nippentuck, has nicknamed you,"Mrs.Crinkledwrinkled Puckerbutt. She says, "you are in a constant crinkledfashionrut!" Honey, don't worry I think she's a nut!

Etymology: Crinkle: A wrinkle,ripple, or fold. Fashion:The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior. Rut:To get stuck into a fixed, usually boring routine.(Unbecoming,to be stuck in an era of a certain stlye of clothing that is not age appropriate, attractive, or flattering.)

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super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:38:00

Love the names! - Nosila, 2009-05-11: 22:22:00

Thanks Jabber and Nosila very much :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 11:16:00

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Fashiononsense

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: fa-shen-non-cents

Sentence: Grandma's fashiononsense often times found her in acid wash jeans which were too snug.

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Retrohmygod

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rett row maii gohd

Sentence: The retrohmygod look provoked a major stir on the beach, much further north than had been intended.

Etymology: retro, oh my God

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great laugh as always - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:41:00

Quite similar to shabby chic. Excellent word. - Mustang, 2009-05-11: 21:14:00

Flabulous! With that initial labelling of retro followed immediately by the double take reaction to the appearance. - dochanne, 2009-05-11: 21:57:00

I LOL! Such a great word! Kudos to you~ You've got my vote! Loved it :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 11:17:00

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Geezersqueezer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: geez - ur - skueez - ur

Sentence: Lolita Meyers celebrated her 68th birthday this year at the beach doing a total geezersqueezer into the bikini that she wore in the Miss Centerville pageant 45 years ago. She paraded around proudly thinking she looked just like she used to but sadly, no one else shared her illusion.

Etymology: geezer - squeezer

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hehehe - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-11: 13:39:00

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Indistreet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: indistrēt

Sentence: The workers in the assisted-living facility were stunned at how indistreet their charges could be. Someone had apparently left a catalog of streetwear where the elders could get hold of it. Suddenly the community was flooded with grannies in spandex and chucks, grandpas with boxers hiked up to their armpits and shorts well below their hips. Before long things returned to normal when the seniors discovered that thongs are not comfortable for anybody and that it is hard to do business with local merchants while they are laughing uncontrollably.

Etymology: indiscreet (having, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain secret or private) + street (Street wear is a distinctive style of fashion not to be confused with hip hop fashion. Its roots are in skateboarding and the "skatewear" of the 1980s)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-11: 03:46:00
I loved making up this word & sentence/story...Metro! YOU ARE GRRRREAT and the cartoon made me LAUGH so hard! Thanks! I needed that ~ STILL LOL! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 07:58:00
Hey abrakadeborah, Thank you for the winkles and crinkles. Our verbotomists are certainly putting on their most creative verbdrobes today. And everyone is wearing their words well. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-11: 08:07:00
And in other news, Jabberwocky has won our Dylan Verbotomies Contest with the top score last week. I will post the official announcement later today in the blog. Congrats to Jabberwocky ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-30: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James