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'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Flawdrobe

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: flaw-drohb

Sentence: turning up to the party in leopard print lycra was a flawdrobe disaster

Etymology: flaw, wardrobe

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leopard print lycra is never a disaster! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:36:00

Even the sound of it fits the definition ... something about saying flawdroooooobes ... just draaaaaaaaaahws me to it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 14:15:00

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Excessiraiment

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: eh-cess-ear-ray-mint

Sentence: When Bob showed up at the office party, he realized his excessiraiment.

Etymology: Combination of "Excessive": exceeding what is usual, proper, necessary or normal; and "Raiment": Clothing, garments.

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Sensawk

Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: sens-awk

Sentence: When John came to the business casual party thinking Anne said bedroom casual everyone immediatly overlooked Sam's choice of clothing with shorts and a t-shirt. Though Sam was happy to not have the bad judgments being made about him, he still felt bad for John and his obvious sensawk situation.

Etymology: sens- to feel, to think. awk- awkward

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Wearrorism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wer or izm

Sentence: Sally's first experience with wearrorism came when she showed up dressed as a dominatrix, complete with whip, fishnets,handcuffs, high leather boots and a tight black stain teddy over which her bosom threatened to spill out. A Playboy bunny would have found the outfit too revealing. Imagine her surpise when the masquerade party she thought she was attending, turned out to be a surprise bridal shower for her and her fiance, thrown by his religious family, whom she was to meet for the first time!

Etymology: Wear (a covering for the body)& error (a mistake made by incorrect information) & terrorism (an act instilling fear)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle Clever! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:59:00

Fun! Fun! Fun! Triple run good! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:51:00

Good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00

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Fashionono

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-uhn-NO-no

Sentence: Whether he frequently misunderstands dress requirements for gatherings or is just plain ignorant, Clint repeatedly commits fashionono's that are often bizarre and always very noticeable.

Etymology: Blend of 'fashion' (style or mode) and 'no no' (something forbidden or not recommended)

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Naughtcouture

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: nawt-co-toor

Sentence: Trevor realized that he was sporting his finest example of naughtcouture when he chose to hear his tuxedo style t-shirt to his sister's black tie wedding.

Etymology: naughty + haute couture

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COMMENTS:

This won't be aught/aut/out of my mind for a long time! Very notable! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:19:00

Very good verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:26:00

I LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:14:00

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Misthreaded

kimmarie

Created by: kimmarie

Pronunciation: miss-threh-did

Sentence: He could never seem to get it right. Either too much or too little - he constantly misthreaded when trying to hit the fashion mark.

Etymology: From miss and threaded as in threading a needle.

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Disaptusia

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: Dis-ap-too-zhah

Sentence: a powerful wave of disaptusia came over over Niles as he arrived at the party and realized he was offensively under-dressed.

Etymology: from the latin aptus meaning fitting or appropriate

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Illbirthdaysuited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ill/burthday/sooted

Sentence: Owing to an inner ear infection, he thought his girlfriend told him that her parents were nudists when she really said they were prudish - hence the illbirthdaysuited entrance.

Etymology: ill suited + birthday suit

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COMMENTS:

Bare-el of Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:02:00

At least, they got the bare facts. Another clever creation! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:11:00

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Fashunable

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fah - shun - uh - bl

Sentence: Standing alone with others avoiding him entirely Mervin realized that having misunderstood the invitation and showing up at a formal party in his Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda shorts made him fashunable.

Etymology: blend of shun and fashionable

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COMMENTS:

Simply sensashunal! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:05:00

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Fiasclothes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: fiasco + clothes

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COMMENTS:

perfect fit! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:35:00

excellent! - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

libertybelle I love it! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:58:00

Pairfection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:21:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00

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Fashunclutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FASCH-un-clutz

Sentence: Having no idea what the notation 'black tie' meant on the invitation, when Delbert realized everyone else was in formal attire and he in his bermudas and sandals he realized he was being completely avoided and knew he was the fashunclutz of the year.

Etymology: Blend of fashion, shun, and clutz

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COMMENTS:

Great word. Excellent etymology. Always admire triple word plays. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:50:00

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Miskit

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: miss-kit

Sentence: Buttons looked around the conference room at the 234 perfectly identical faces and bodies, dressed all in charcoal grey suits. In eerie unison they all turned to look at him with cold dead eyes. Feeling quite miskit, he adjusted his rainbow wig, performed an awkward three-point-turn in his size 37 red patent leather shoes, and exited through the door he'd entered. He realized his mistake when he re-read the sign posted by the door, which in bold block letters announced, "Welcome clones!"

Etymology: misfit + kit (British slang for clothes)

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I like this one. - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:31:00

Erupted in laughter picturing your clone-some miskit! Kit-catchy Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:44:00

Short & sweet! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:21:00

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Stresscode

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: stress code

Sentence:

Etymology: stress-dresscode-code

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Cretincouture

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /kre-tin-cu-tur/ alt. /kre-tin-cu-chur/

Sentence: “Not realizing that a clown outfit does not qualify for ‘casual Fridays’ at his new banking job, Kim abstained from any other forms of cretincouture like Hawaiian shirts, parrot-head hats, and bow-ties that squirt water.”

Etymology: -cretin – a medical condition formerly know as “dwarfed and deformed idiot” used to be common in Alpine communities due to lack of iodine, causing hypothyroid state (disease of the thyroid gland; goiter); modern meaning: just an average idiot without an underlying medical condition . -couture (Fr.,) n. – dressmaking, fashion design

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Tangsttop

TheStorialist

Created by: TheStorialist

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After seeing her son's teacher's eyes perusing her cleavage during the conference, Jane realized she'd pulled a tangsttop by wearing such a revealing camisole.

Etymology: Tank top + angst

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Fauxparel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo par el

Sentence: Mitch, the Aussie hunk in the office, showed up at Brenda's house wearing nothing but a skimpy speedo, high heels and Drag Queen make-up and jewels. Brenda in her best dress suit was shocked. With her boss and co-workers present and aghast, Mitch had a feeling of fauxparel...or in his case, fauxperil. To answer her dismayed expression, he said, "You did say it was a Gayla tonight, right?" To which she replied, "I said, GALA, not Gayla and how is it you just happened to have all this campy gear"? "Now I feel like a right flaming Galah!" cried Mitch.

Etymology: Faux Pas (French, literally false step...a socially awkward or tactless act) & Apparel (clothing in general;provide with clothes or put clothes on) P.S. Galah (Australian term for a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. "Galah" is also derogatory Australian slang, synonymous with 'fool' or 'idiot'. Because of the bird's distinctive bright pink, it is also used for gaudy dress.

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Hilarious! Terrific blend, Nosila! - splendiction, 2010-05-06: 21:35:00

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Sadtired

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sad ty erd

Sentence: Mona was humiliated when she asked her boyfriend to meet her at her boss' house for a luncheon. She specifically told him that it was a speed lunch..he thought she said speedo lunch and arrived pitifully sadtired for the event!

Etymology: Sad (bad; unfortunate) & Attired ( dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination)

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Dressaster

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Dres-ZAH-ster

Sentence: When Bob arrived late, dressed in drag, to Roxie company's pantological conference, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster.

Etymology: DRESSASTER:Dress & disaster JANETIC: a la Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl a couple of years ago.

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COMMENTS:

Janetic is fantastic! I wish that a janet jackson might some day become an eponym like sad sack! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:09:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:25:00

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Disaraiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis aray ment

Sentence: Calvin D. Klein specialized in disaraiment. He always wore the wrong attire to whatever function. Not that it mattered, of Kors, because he looked aDiorable in anything. His Missoni in life was to Chanel his inner Worth and Givenchy all his Lagerfeld energy to Balenciaga the best he could be. He always said his ancestors had been Dolce & Gabbana Boys and sailed to Perry Ellis Island in a Spanish Galiano and danced the Pucci Gucci on Balmain Street, USA. They were poor and could not afford the De La Renta, because it cost them an Armani and a leg to be Vuitton very poor food and living in a Cole apartment. Lauren behold, young Calvin had Herrara about a great job on New Years Yves and had Gautier himself hired in a design house. As a result he could wear a Cardingan and Valentino shorts to the opera Cavalli-ero Rusticana and still look like he was a Wangster. For better or for Versaci.

Etymology: Disarray (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)& Raiment (especially fine or decorative clothing;provide with clothes or put clothes on)

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You are the Boss of punnery in this fabulous story! - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:16:00

Gucci Good! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:22:00

Love how you dance through the puns with the grace of Bolle - emdeejay, 2008-12-08: 19:21:00

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Apparellynot

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: a - pare - ah - lee - not

Sentence: Manny misunderstood Rose when she gave him the information for the Company Awards Banquet. He thought it was dress-casual but it turned out to be dress with tie. He realized that he was apparellynot dressed correctly and decided not to go home that night as Rose was receiving an award and would be embarrassed by him.

Etymology: Apparel (clothing, garments) + Not (not right, not much, not at all) Also a play on the phrase apparently not.

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Embareassment

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: embərasmənt

Sentence: When Harry was in elementary school he used to have night terrors about arriving at class in his underwear. Now he is in college his dreams involve embareassment. Just last night he woke up in a cold sweat from a nightmare of getting up to present in his public speaking class only to realize he was naked. He woke up with a start when he saw the clear plastic podium.

Etymology: embarrassment (a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness) + bare-ass (naked)

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Fiasclothes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: FIASCLOTHES - noun - from FIASCO (A complete, or ridiculous failure) + CLOTHES (garments for the body; wearing apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Excellently crafted word, sentence and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:39:00

This is a great word which totally hits the definition!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:29:00

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Anxietshirt

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: angzī-itēʃərt

Sentence: Hal was very happy to hear that his new company followed the practice of **Casual Friday**. He was less than happy when he discovered that their definition of casual was allow employees to loosen their ties and maybe take off their suit jackets when not with a client. On his first Friday Hal needed to make a quick u-turn to change out of his jeans and anxietshirt. The raised eyebrows might have been because he was too casual, certainly not helped by his choice of a logo-emblazoned shirt from the fashion brand fcuk.

Etymology: anxiety (a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease) + t-shirt (a short-sleeved casual top, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat)

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Worrydrobe

Created by: drewsky

Pronunciation:

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Disdress

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: diss - Dress

Sentence: Derrick cross-dressed when everyone else was dressed straight. In his dresses, he often got a dressing down from others. Never able to dress right, he went around in a state of disdress.

Etymology: Distress, Dress. Distress - mental suffering. Dress - clothes.

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welcome back silveryaspen!! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-08: 09:29:00

Thanks for the reminder: realized, only after I had logged out, that I had forgtten to include "UGH & "UGLY" in the etymology box. See Wikipedia: "Ugg boots are a style of sheepskin boot, with wool as the inner lining and a tanned outer surface worn by both men and women. Ugg boots often have a synthetic sole, although this is not universal. Uggs have been identified as a fashion trend for men and women since the early 2000s. In recent months, Ugg boots have grown again in popularity with men with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio being spotted in them. They were originally designed to provide bare minimum footwear for under privileged children in southern Australia. They somehow managed, despite their appearance, to gain popularity among boys and girls in the United States and Europe...." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-08: 16:30:00

It was Derrick's dresstiny! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:26:00

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Frockyhorror

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Frock-ee-hor-ror

Sentence: When Tom arrived at the party dressed as Marilyn Monroe, he discovered to his frockyhorror that, when his girlfriend told him to wear something fancy she didn't actually mean fancy dress.

Etymology: Blend of Frock(a loose outer garment, a woman's dress) + Horror(Intense dismay)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-08: 11:23:00

Great word play on the movie Rocky Horror Show, too. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:59:00

It's just a jump to the left....good word. - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:24:00

Great stuff. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:09:00

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Clothesbasketcase

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: close - bas - ket - case

Sentence: Tom, master in dressing, wore a feather in his cap. Tom went skinny dipping. Undressed down to his bare bones, he felt a bit disarmed. Tom wanted to spice things up with his finely-feathered girlfrhend, so he tried dressing sagely. Alas! Tom was not sage enough, to avoid a turkey trot down the aisle. In tux and tails, he felt a bit awfowl. He was a tad wedding disdressed. No matter! Whatever he wore, he'd feel like a clothes basket case.

Etymology: Clothes - dress/attire. Basket Case: anyone suffering severe nervous strain

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Fowl play indeed, silveryaspen! He'll be hen-pecked for sure for plucking this girl...with a drumstick. Poultry in motion. - Nosila, 2008-02-25: 00:57:00

Wow, with that feather in his cap - makes me think of Yankee Doodle! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:19:00

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Speedono

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spēdō nō

Sentence: Murray hated the English language, at least as far as his new bosses use of it on the recent party invitation was concerned. When he read pool party he saw himself really impressing the secretarial pool with his tight 6-pack and stories of his college swim team accomplishments. Instead he had an unfortunate speedono moment. He saw a pool as he drove up to the house so as soon as he got inside he found a bathroom and jetisoned the shorts and t-shirt. As he strode into the room with the pool table he understood that the picture on the invitation was intended to be an 8 ball not a beach ball. Turns out the pool belonged to the neighbor. It was bad enough that he was so badly underdressed, but his buddy Paul kept shouting about "racking up those balls". All he could do was laugh and try to regain a modicum of dignity along with his clothing. As he waited to get back into the now occupied bathroom, he could only think, "What's wrong with the word billiards?"

Etymology: Speedo (Swimsuit brand known for their brevity) Oh No (an expression of error)

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COMMENTS:

The majority of people wearing Speedos cause speedono in others! - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:10:00

The thought of someone playing pool (billiards) in a Speedo makes my blood run cold. Just me? - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-08: 04:54:00

You were really on the ball with this one. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:43:00

As if on cue...another great story! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:27:00

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Afearance

Created by: FuzzBuzz

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He was overwhelmed by afearance when he realized he had just shown up to a business meeting in an elmo-patterned speedo.

Etymology: fear + appearance

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Emperormental

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: em-pera-men-tel

Sentence: Barenadette was highly emperormental when she made a grand entrance at what she thought was the Indy Ball in her nanokini, (after all it was October on the Gold Coast) only to find that the A1 crowd were a much more staid group. She should have worn her one piece swimsuit instead.

Etymology: emperor (Andersen's famous emperor was very temperamental when he realised that his new clothes in fact did not exist) + mental (state of mind) + temperamental (emotional)

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Bluetie

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblu ˈtaɪ/

Sentence: My plaid shorts and tye-dye t-shirt were definitely inappropriate for the formal dance, but then again, they'd probably be blue-tie for just about any situation.

Etymology: indicating the wrong color tie with respect to a "black tie" or "white tie" dress code

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COMMENTS:

You collared it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:52:00

So very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:23:00

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Apparalysed

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Apparel eyes'd

Sentence: Todd was a creative and exuberant fellow whose wardrobe was so extensive, it had been described by his friends as being "Bigger than Texas". Unfortunately, his addiction to fashion had grown to be a very expensive habit, and had begun to place a great strain on his relationship with Betsy, his far more conservative partner. In an attempt to spice things up, Todd raced home one evening and adorned himself with a rather fetching pair of magenta underpants. Just as he was about to wrap himself in his favourite leopardskin loincloth, Betsy burst in, aghast! Poor Todd. He was normally apparalysed after he'd arrived at the party, not before he'd finished getting dressed!

Etymology: Apparel: see clothing. Paralysed: see Todd.

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COMMENTS:

Especially like the "eyes'd", as the magenta speedos have real impact on the vicariously apparelysed observer. - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:04:00

Captivating Create. Captures that feeling when everyone is staring, that makes us unable to move. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 13:03:00

Magenta underwear-Bloody hell! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:08:00

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Grossdressing

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: grow ss dreh sing

Sentence: His grossdressing is so bad he'd look out of place at an Abba concert

Etymology: gross dressing, crossdressing

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COMMENTS:

Does his mother know that he's out? Great word! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:22:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:09:00

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Misrobed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis robe d

Sentence: On her way to the boss' party,Charlotte met her date, Craig at work but she did not realize he was misrobed with only a speedo under his long coat...

Etymology: Mis-(prefix for lack of; not;wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneously) & Robed (dressed or clothed especially in fine attire) & Disrobed (undressed)

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Dumbarassment

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: dum-bare-es-ment

Sentence: Jane felt a strange sense of dumbarassment when she showed up to the Fright Night Halloween Party dressed up like the Easter Bunny.

Etymology: dumb + embarassment

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Dumbfoundingly clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:24:00

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Disdress

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-dres

Sentence: As she stepped through the door of the formal affair, Sally felt nothing but disdress realizing that her low-cut red disdress was completely inappropriate.

Etymology: dis (short for disrespect) + distress (great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble) + dress (an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece)

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Garbsmacked

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: garb/smaked

Sentence: The guests were absolutely garbsmacked when I arrived at the black tie event wearing only a black tie.

Etymology: garb + gobsmacked

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COMMENTS:

Being garbsmacked could make him want to get smackered! Perhaps one of the ladies will give him three smackers! Smacks of greatness to me! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:35:00

GOOD WORD! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:15:00

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Briefgrief

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: breef - greef

Sentence: Polly was not happy with Roger when he showed up to her art gallery opening wearing short shorts and a tee. Roger started to feel a bit of briefgrief as he realized that he should have donned a bit more formal apparel.....

Etymology: Brief - Close fitting, knitted undergarment with an elastic waistband, with or without an overlapping fly front, concise and succint + grief - mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc

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Cladaclysm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /klad-uh-kliz-um/

Sentence: Jason figured that the 'Save the Rainforest' fundraiser that Debbie had invited him to would be attended by a bunch of hippies and tree-huggers. When he showed up in a tie-dye tee shirt and Birkenstock sandals at the 'black tie' event, it was a total cladaclysm — Jason was terribly embarrassed, and Debbie was simply mortified.

Etymology: Clad - clothed or dressed; covered in material (Old English, clāthod "clothed") + Cataclysm - a disaster [natural or social] (from Greek, kataklysmós "flood")

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COMMENTS:

Oh, Father, pray for our clothes now and at the time of our disdress! Leaving religion out of it, it's a spectacular creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:20:00

Man, I woulda done the same thing as Jason. Only I'd have worn a black tie to go with my tye dye shirt. - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 19:59:00

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Dissdress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disss dr eh ss

Sentence: This dissing adressed at her dissdress distressed her, she stressed as she distressed her long tresses.

Etymology: distress diss dress

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COMMENTS:

Ess-entially terrific! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:59:00

how disscourteous - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:40:00

Sounds like someone needs a good dressing down! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:13:00

It captured all parts of the defninition! Not many words expressed the 'anxiety' in the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 21:28:00

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Ugguilera

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: UGG-gwah-leer-ra.

Sentence: When Roxie arrived late to the funeral of Bob's managing director's parents, wearing a moth-riddled, mauve micro-mini, a long platinum blonde, nidamental wig, garish make-up and ugg boots, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster. Not only were the uggs impossible to pull off, even a professional stylist wouldn't have been able to match them with her ugguilera outfit.

Etymology: Blend of Ugg boots or uggs, Australian designed item of "footwear" ;UGH: interjection of disgust; ugly. Aguilera: Spanish for eyrie or eagle nest. PS: Aguilera. The surname of Christina Aguilera, current pop superstar.

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COMMENTS:

Great word to describe the clothes the famous often wear in public. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:32:00

You also fooled me with the etymology. Ugly and Ugh! not uggs came to mind. Uggs was a totally new word for me. Thanks! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:36:00

Thanks for the reminder: realized, only after I had logged out, that I had forgtten to include "UGH." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ugg boots are a style of sheepskin boot, with wool as the inner lining and a tanned outer surface worn by both men and women. Ugg boots often have a synthetic sole, although this is not universal. Uggs have been identified as a fashion trend for men and women since the early 2000s. In recent months, Ugg boots have grown again in popularity with men with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio being spotted in them. They were originally designed to provide bare minimum footwear for under privileged children in southern Australia. They somehow managed, despite their appearance, to gain popularity among boys and girls in the United States and Europe. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-08: 16:24:00

Ugg has its own website, too! Looks like a good boot for the snow here, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 00:14:00

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Underduress

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation: un-der-der-ess

Sentence: The death stares of the audience made him feel like he was in the middle of being interrogated by Jack Bauer. He realized he had underduressed.

Etymology: underdress + under duress

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This will stand up in any court of justice! Your sentence and word are lawesomely clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:38:00

Your verboticism was one of the few that captures the 'feeling of anxiety' in the definition. I thought it excellent in every way! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 21:25:00

I like it - bookowl, 2008-02-26: 13:30:00

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Illbirthdaysuited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ill/burthday/sooted

Sentence: Owing to an inner ear infection, he thought his girlfriend told him that her parents were nudists when she really said they were prudish - hence the illbirthdaysuited entrance.

Etymology: ill suited + birthday suit

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Smiled awhile over your clever sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:30:00

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Dresstress

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: dres stres

Sentence: Little Jeremy was deeply dresstressed when he realized that no one else at the sleepover had worn plaid thermal underwear.

Etymology: dress, stress, distress

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triple ess special! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:11:00

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Couturishorriblis

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Coo-tuu-ris-hore-ib-lis

Sentence: The Recent Academy Awards present the finest example of Couturishorriblis known to exist

Etymology: Couture- General fashion creativity or knowledge / horriblis- Royal term for a total C&%k Up.

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hear hear - but they are interesting to see - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:37:00

So True! Triple grand slam! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 14:21:00

Very topical - and so true! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:22:00

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Blunderwear

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Blunder-wair

Sentence: Jamie was nervous about the party, having been unable to conduct any dresspionage, and opted for the cautious option of black. As she entered the room, she saw a sea of bright colours, frills and big hair. Bright sparkling sequins flashed as Brad approached, feathers in his hair. Oh, dear, she thought, having just now remembered what the party was for. Her hembarassment was not finished yet though, as the ankle-length number was downright prudish and her dear friend put his shining arm around her and announced to the room "And here's my darling Jamie - the queen of Blunderwear!". The room exploded with laughter and Jamie sank into an abyss of frockxiety and gloom.

Etymology: Blunder - to err or make an obvious mistake; Wear - what you are wearing when you blunder into undresspionaged situations.

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Great create. So straight forward, you immediately know what it means. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:47:00

Seams like a great word and threads its way through your yarn like a fancy notion ... that Brad is such a Baste-ard! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:14:00

That Brad, what a fair feather friend he turned out to be....great word!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:37:00

Terrific. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:10:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-06: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James