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'I can't breathe with this tie on!'

DEFINITION: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

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Fashunation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fash un ay shun

Sentence: Yes, Eddie & Martha were a poor couple whose sense of style was a source of fashunation for all who knew them. Eddie always wore a Nehru jacket, bell bottoms, a shark tooth necklace, a beret and Cuban heel boots long before the Swinging Sixties and sadly, long after! Martha wore white go-go boots, tie-dye tee-shirt,a knitted cloche hat, plastic jewellery and a poodle skirt, and that was just to work, this week. Heaven knows they both tried, but apparently the Vogue magazines they read were way out of date, being second-hand. At any rate, they certainly were unique in their clothing choices, largely due to their impercunious financial status. Their friends sent in tons of nominations for them to appear on "What Not To Wear", to no use. Then one day, the lottery gods availed themselves and Eddie & Martha became staggeringly wealthy, squillionaires in fact! They no longer had to fit themselves out at the consigment stores. Instead, they could now afford to array themselves in the best designer goods around. It became their habit to spend a fortune and wear the very latest haute couture. Dior, Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Christian De La Croix, Hermes, Herrara, Oscar De La Renta, Galiano, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Prada and Worth, but to name a few, became their new best friends. They appeared in trendy magazines as connoisseurs of everything "au courant". In the latest issue of Vogue, Eddie wore: a Nehru jacket, bell bottoms, a shark tooth necklace, a beret and Cuban heel boots and Martha was adorned in: white go-go boots, a tie-dye tee-shirt, a knitted cloche hat, plastic jewellery and a poodle skirt. Now, Victoria (Posh) Beckham and Vera Wang were racing to copy their new, innovative styles, to sell to Mr & Mrs North America...what utter fashunation with Eddie & Martha's classic panache!

Etymology: fashion ( the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior) & shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of expel from a community or group) & fascination (the capacity to attract intense interest or a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual) & nation (organized body of people)

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Fashism

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) fāsh'ĭz'əm, (adj.) fāsh'ĭst

Sentence: Rudolf walked away from a lucrative career in public relations because of his aversion to the dress code fashism of suit-and-tie thuggery.

Etymology: fash[ion] + [fasc]ism

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Paradoxsol

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: parra-dox-sol

Sentence: Pamela swished her skirt around pouting prettily at the passing officers while she twirled her paradoxsol overhead. Designed to make her look like a sophisticated young lady, it was made of a beautiful imported lace. Unfortunately, the lace afforded little protection to her fair face and within 10 minutes of the midday sun her cheeks were red and the skin had started peeling off her nose.

Etymology: parasol (fashion accessory which protects against the sun) + paradox (contradiction) + radox (commercial mineral salt preparation added to a bath for easing muscle pain)

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COMMENTS:

great word - bookowl, 2008-04-09: 16:08:00

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Garbagenda

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: garb+agenda

Sentence: Why do you wear that garbagenda instead of something comfortable?

Etymology: garb+agenda

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Dresshurts

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dres - herts

Sentence: Carl was required to wear dresshurts to his board meetings. The collars scratched his neck; the cuffs abraded his wrists and his midsection felt girdled.

Etymology: dress, dress shirts, hurts

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COMMENTS:

Good one...you buttoned it down and collared it well! - Nosila, 2009-05-27: 09:24:00

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Crapparel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: krap per el

Sentence: Henry resented the dress code at his work. Mainly because he hated having to wear a tie. He called it crapparel and was always pushing for casual Fridays, without much luck. Finally one day, he snapped. He marched into the boss' office and removed his tie and that of the boss. The boss was taken aback, especially when Henry ranted that wearing a tie did not make him a better executive and not wearing one would not make him a worse one. He continued that the tie made everyman look uptight and not relaxed and was only good for catching his lunch spillings on it (or as he called it Tie Food). The boss turned red, banged his desk and smiled. He agreed and declared that the office would now be a tie-free zone everyday. After work they went out for a My-Tie.

Etymology: Crap (obscene terms for feces;obscene words for unacceptable behavior) & Apparel (clothing in general;attire)

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Plaidfad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plad fad

Sentence: After the moviE, "Braveheart" came out, Mary's Scottish boss wore only kilts and tartans and encouraged those who wished to seek his favour to do the same. This plaidfad was a problem to Mary and others, who found it hard to find enough plaid gear to wear to work. One poor soul finally flipped out and was fired for refusing to dress the part. He returned the next day in tartans, wild hair and blue paint on his face yelling "Frrrreedom!" In one of life's ironies, Mr. Burns, the manager was let go himself the next week, when one of his female staffers complained to head office that she did not like the tilt of his kilt when he came near her!

Etymology: Plaid (Tartan;crisscross design on a fabric) & Fad (craze, trend;current interest followed with exaggerated zeal)

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Hautefacadism

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: oht-fass-ahd-ism

Sentence: Pat and Gene worked for a upstart tech company that prided itself on acceptance and forward thinking. Casual Fridays seemed so passé that the wearing of jeans seemed quite the conservative costume. Thursdays became Thong Thursdays, Wednesdays became a true Hump Day where employees wore teddies or other intimate gear under their "Librarian" clothes. Titular Tuesdays dress code was provacative, however it was Mix-It-Up Monday's Hautefacadism that took the cake. Employees would often switch clothes or come already clothed in genderbending attire. To help along acceptance, the company planned a workshop on How to Tie a Tie, Walking in Pumps or Stilletos, and How To Accesserize.

Etymology: haute, French High from haute couture + facade, French façade false face + sadism, deriving pleasure from others' pain

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Fashionfort

Created by: scarletzinc

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Etymology: Fashion-discomfort[fort]

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Chicgrin

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sheek/grin

Sentence: It was with mixed emotions and an attitude of chicgrin that she wore the latest all wool full body designer suit to the red carpet movie premiere.

Etymology: chic (fashionable) + grin and bear it + chagrin (annoyance, discomfiture)

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-08: 21:39:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-08: 18:32:00
clam hammock. heh, heh.

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-08: 19:07:00
Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-27: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

DrWebster111 - 2009-05-31: 12:10:00
EXCELLENT WORD ANOTHER WINNER SOUNDS GREAT SENTENCE TOO, AS USUAL, (AND BRIEF NOT AN ANTHOLOGY LIKE OTHER VERBOTOMISTS

PennonFurl - 2018-06-14: 05:05:00