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'That skirt is way too short!'

DEFINITION: n., A fashion item so old that it has gone out of and come back into style. v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Nostalchic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nah/stal/chic

Sentence: Her closet is full of nostalchic items from the '60's and '70's which she wears every day.

Etymology: nostalgic + chic

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excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-17: 09:51:00

Oops you beat me to it :) - deepbluenpurple, 2007-10-17: 13:55:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-17: 17:43:00

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Preservealaugh

glowheart

Created by: glowheart

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Reattire

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re at tyre

Sentence: After Annie had tired of an outfit, she would reattire it for a while in the hopes that it would come into style again and that no one would remember she wore it. Sounds ideal, except her clothing bills were big and she need 6 closets to house all her potential back to he future outfits.

Etymology: Retire (withdraw from active participation) & Attire (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

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Frockpile

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɹɒkˌpaɪl/

Sentence: I've still got my powdered wig frockpiled away in my closet somewhere, just in case they come back in style.

Etymology: from frock + stockpile

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Pantiques

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: pan/teeks

Sentence: Dad gave Liz two choices: Mom's crocheted pantiques from the 60's or her knee length poodle skirt from the 50's. No crying or threatening to not come home at all was going to convince him to let her wear mom's micro mini from the 70's.

Etymology: pant + antiques

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Every time i scroll thru the weekly results, i see PANTIQUES and laugh out loud. I don't know why- it's just such a funny word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:26:00

Pantastic! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-15: 06:03:00

Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-09-15: 07:17:00

Ok, so I thought I left my "acceptance speech" here but I guess I "commented" it somewhere else...oh well... Thanks to all who voted! :) - lumina, 2008-09-18: 02:30:00

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Refab

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: re-fab

Sentence: Lily's dash for the last bus home left her standing red faced with her skirt around her ankles in the middle of the high street. Original it may have been but the trouble with refab's is that, over time, the elastic tends to perish.

Etymology: recycle - to produce useful materials which can be used again. Fabric - cloth or woven material

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Paleofashion

MarijanaP

Created by: MarijanaP

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Habberdash

Created by: gobidesert

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Recyclothing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēˈsīk-ˈklōði ng

Sentence: Jenny was so proud of her recyclothing. She had carefully packed away some of the stuff her mother had wanted to give to charity because it was so out of date. Now the style was hip again and she had a new wardrobe that cost her nothing. What she didn't count on was that this new version featured a whole different color scheme and fabric choices. She also found that thirty-year-old food stains that seemed minor when she squirreled them away were now beacons of cheap.

Etymology: recycle (convert (waste) into reusable material) + clothing (clothes collectively)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! :) - lumina, 2008-09-15: 05:40:00

metrohumanx Beacons of cheap! Great.How do you get all those fancy fonts to work? - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:23:00

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Restycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ree-STYE-kuhl

Sentence: Alex finally got round to restycling his stone-washed jeans and Members Only jacket, but his date was not impressed.

Etymology: recycle + style

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And oy, of course, now I think of a better word. - mplsbohemian, 2007-10-17: 20:53:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-17: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you again kabloozie! ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-17: 19:34:00
Does one agree that the earlier one submits his/her word, the better chance he/she will have at winning?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-18: 01:16:00
Yes, the early word gets the worm, but by the end of the day the funniest words and sentences seem to have the best chance of flying. ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-29: 06:39:00
Great definition! And the cartoon and caption was absolutely hilarious. Please forgive my late acknowledgement.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-15: 02:17:00
Ooooooh- PANTIQUES! kinda racy....in a wholesome way, of course. :)

lumina - 2008-09-15: 05:39:00
Yeah...kinda like a "skort." Skirt and shorts. "Two, two...two things in one." (Ok, I KNOW you know the Doublemint song.) :)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 03:48:00
Double you pleasure? Double your fun? Didn't the commercial SMACK two rolls of mints together? And how could that be GUM? I'm gonna have to do some research now....thanks to YOU!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 04:14:00
It's a CANDY mint! It's a BREATH mint! Sorry- it's CERTS! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certs The radio comm'l for doublemint: http://www.oldtimeradiofans.com/old_radio_commercials/doublemint_gum.php The OLD dblemnt TV comm'l: http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/305/ Take THAT, gemini! :)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 04:27:00
Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Use your eyes to look up Use your ears to hear Walk up to the corner when the coast is clear And wait And wait Until you see the light turn green Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Use your eyes to look up Use your ears to hear Walk up to the corner when the coast is clear And wait And wait Until you see the light turn green Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block Don't cross the street in the middle in the middle In the middle in the middle in the middle of the block

lumina - 2008-09-16: 10:46:00
Yes Certs were tapped. Doublemint was "double your pleasure, double your fun" with the subliminal message to men...you know, the young twins? *sickos* ha The street song? Must be before my time my time my time my time, yes must be before my time, my time my time... and they all came a tumblin home...ha

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-17: 01:26:00
I guess the song was a local thing around NYC/NJ....some do-gooder thought we had too many pedestrian deaths or something.

lumina - 2008-09-17: 12:27:00
Ok, now I hope I am not "jumping the gun" here again and all counts are not in and I am NOT the Current Winner. But if I am? *cough cough* "I would like to thank the Academy, all those who voted, and all the little people I stepped on to get here. You know who you are. Thank you, thank you!" *blows kisses*

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-12: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James