Verboticism: Crapparel

'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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Oscardeeplamenta

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: oss-cur-deep-lah-men-tah

Sentence: Her underwire bra was making a gashion statement in her ribs, her high heels only slightly surpassed the size of her bunyans, and she walked around in oscardeeplamenta, yet she continued to be a slave to the latest fasion trends.

Etymology: Oscar de la Renta, deep lament

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COMMENTS:

excellent, gashion is a good one too! - toadstool57, 2008-04-08: 08:11:00

I like gashion too! Nice job, purple! - Jamagra, 2008-04-08: 09:46:00

Unfortunately, gashion was already found by verboogle... it's gay fashion. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 12:04:00

Very good!! - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 16:59:00

Don't you just hate it when you are in the 19th hour of your 18 hour bra? Good one, purple! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:29:00

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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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Hurtcouture

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hurrt koo chooor

Sentence: Her obsession with hurtcouture ended tragically when she took her own life by jumping from her jimmy choo stilettoes,

Etymology: haut couture hurt

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COMMENTS:

Poor Sole! - Nosila, 2010-06-17: 23:45:00

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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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Accessorry

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ak-ces-sor-ee

Sentence: Matt realized that the peacock blue sequin jacket was an accessorry that didn't help him achieve his goal of becoming police chief, especially when the city council members stared at him in disbelief. "Perhaps it's a bit over the top," he thought. "Next time I'll go with the periwinkle scarf."

Etymology: accessory: something nonessential that contributes to an effect + sorry: feeling regret or shame

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Making a fashion statement....clever. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:51:00

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Itsuckssory

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: it-sux-or-ree

Sentence: A slave to fashion, I opted for the ultra conrol top panty hose which turned out to be the ultimate itsuckssory. The control top was so controlling that I ended up hiking it from my tender waist onto my ribs, which was comfortable for a while, but at the end of the night I ended up with a deep long-lasting bruise on my ribs. I mean I've heard of control top, but really! The communist party wasn't even this controlling!! (true story)

Etymology: it sucks + accessory

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Hysterical. Very creative. - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-27: 17:10:00

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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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Ghettup

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: geht-uhp

Sentence: He thought his ghettup gave him street cred and made him look tuff, but wearing his jeans so low that the waist band sat below his butt, and the crotch hung down to his knees caused him to walk like Marilyn Monroe in a tight skirt.

Etymology: alternative spelling of getup (a style or arrangemet of dress, esp. an elaborate or unusual one) + ghetto (a part of a city, esp. a slum area, occupied by a minority group)

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another best word for the day should be another winner, and a nice brief sentence, not an anthology - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:16:00

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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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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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