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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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


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


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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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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


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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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.


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


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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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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