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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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Top verboticism of the day 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.

Created by: emdeejay.


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: /grow ss dreh sing/ His grossdressing is so bad he'd look out of place at an Abba concert Etymology: gross dressing, crossdressing Created by: galwaywegian.


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

Miskit: /miss-kit/ 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) Created by: Banky.


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

Disdress: /diss - Dress / 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. Created by: silveryaspen.


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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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

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