Verboticism: Hurtcouture

'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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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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Paradoxsol

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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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Stylashed

Created by: Moosehead

Pronunciation: style-lashed

Sentence: Look at the dude with the black rubber shirt, it looks like he's about to die from heat! He got totally stylashed.

Etymology: Style -wearing fashionable clothes. Lashed -whipped or beaten.

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Hurtcouture

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: hurt-koo-TOOr

Sentence: Chicophant and hurtcouture, were but two words to describe Bob and Roxie's strange and often grotesque grooming.

Etymology: Blend of HURT: to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress & COUTURE: very fashionable, having the style, quality of fashion. CHICOPHANT:(SHEEK-uh-fuh-nt) from (chic & cophant of sycophant): fashionable, self-seeking, servile flatterer.

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Love it Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 19:04:00

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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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Biznoose

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: biznoōs

Sentence: When the company Jim worked for was sold, he hoped that the old dress code might be eased. His greatest hope was that he might be able to shed the hated biznoose.

Etymology: biz (a business, typically one connected with entertainment) + noose (a loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals)

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Versouchie

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ver-sow-chee

Sentence: she decided to go through her wardrobe and throw away anything remotely Versouchie

Etymology: versace, ouchie

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 11:58:00

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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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