Verboticism: Apperil

'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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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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Transvestootight

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: trans/vest/tu/tite

Sentence: Leslie gave up his dream of being a transvestite when he had to wear a tight vest and became instead a transvestootight.

Etymology: transvestite + vest too tight

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - Nosila, 2008-04-09: 19:50:00

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Fashionfort

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Fashion-discomfort[fort]

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Mumubooboo

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: moo moo boo boo

Sentence: The striped overalls, red socks, v-neck sweater and clogs seemed like a cool choice for the power lunch, but as he entered the restaurant Bill realized it had been a big mumubooboo.

Etymology: mumu-hawaiian smock; boo-boo-error

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Crosstumed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kross toomd

Sentence: Ned & Nancy lived together and worked in the same office. Ned worked for Ida and Nancy worked for Bruce. Every month there were new contests and events designed to increase employee morale and engage the workers. Today was "Dress Like The Boss" Day, so Nancy had crosstumed herself in a suit and tie and Ned had gotten himself crosstumed in a diaphanous bridesmaid dress, the colour of bubblegum, complete with accessories. Off they went to work, only to be greeted by their snickering, jeering co-workers wearing bandannas, torn jeans, sleeveless shirts, carrying guitars and microphones. Yes, it was actually "Dress like The Boss Day" alright...Bruce Springstein, that is!

Etymology: Cross (as in cross-dressing, where someone of one gender wears the clothing typically associated with the other gender) & Costumed (dressed in clothing characteristic of a period, country, or class)

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COMMENTS:

Do you suppose someone was being a little costumacious? - Mustang, 2009-05-27: 07:48:00

hyperborean I really enjoyed your story! Perfect for the cartoon! - hyperborean, 2009-05-28: 21:06:00

EXCELLENT WORD, but it didn't need the book, it's called a "sentence" - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:12:00

Ah, DrW...sentences really only matter in prison!!! - Nosila, 2009-06-01: 00:41:00

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

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Divadynia

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

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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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Garmentiroso

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: gar-MENT-i-ROH-soh

Sentence: The high-waisted capri pant is a pure garmentiroso; it purports to make you look young, but instead it makes you look like you outgrew your Mom jeans.

Etymology: garment + mentiroso (liar)

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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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