Verboticism: Hautefacadism

'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.

Create | Read

Already Voted

Vote not counted. We have already counted two anonymous votes from your network. If you haven't voted yet, you can login and then we will count your vote.


Hautefacadism

You still have one vote left...

Abcessory

moonquakes

Created by: moonquakes

Pronunciation: ab-sess-o-ree

Sentence: As Joel saw it, Karen's tie was no less offensive to his senses than the bloody pustule he once bravely bore on his 11 year-old wrist for a whole month after his 5th grade 'girlfriend' broke up with him by stabbing him with a pencil -- it was, in other words, an abscessory.

Etymology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscess

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

moonquakes damn, I spelled it wrong. I meant 'abscessory.' - moonquakes, 2010-06-14: 23:18:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Apperil

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: a/par'/el

Sentence: On a beautiful spring morning Jamagra could not decide what to wear to work. She always found this standing-in- front-of-the-closet part of the day disdressing and attiresome. After going through all of her apperil once again, Jamagra decided to skip the chafing and agcessorizing for one day. She phoned her excuses to the office ("illness and fatigue" because she was sick and tired of working) then went out to the garden. After donning her (non)tortureshell sunglasses, Jamagra pinched back some blooms and bound the peas to their trellis. "Much better than pinchy shoes and binding skirts," thought Jamagra.

Etymology: apparel (clothing) + peril (something that may cause injury; grave risk) "agcessorizing" - agonizing + accessorizing

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Great word! Even lovlier sentence. Think I'll call in sick tomorrow and get the peas planted! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 10:42:00

I agree with purple - can't wait to get into the garden - wonderful sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 12:30:00

Rudolph the Red-Toes Pain-Fear! (uh, that was bad, sorry.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 19:34:00

Peas on Earth, Jamagra! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:38:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Garbgaffe

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: garb-gaffe (rhyme with giraffe)

Sentence: Rico, not realizing the garbgaffe of wearing skinny jeans, was unable to walk nor get enough circulation to his thighs. He would later have them surgically remove aforementioned skinny jeans.

Etymology: From the words garb (clothing) and gaffe (unrealized mistake)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Gagrag

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gagrag

Sentence: Though he hated the choking feeling they induced and the ridiculous expense Tom knew that to get ahead as a manager he had to conform and wear a gagrag. His only solace is that someday when he owned his own company he would outlaw the stranglestrap.

Etymology: gag (choke or retch) + rag (a piece of old cloth)

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Mytieurcorset

Created by: beera

Pronunciation: my-tie-your-corset

Sentence: An early morning John said to his wife that 'Honey!lets dress up mytieurcorset and go to work as we our getting late!'.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Sadofashionistic

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: say-dough-fah-shun-is-tick

Sentence: Sara prefers to wear thongs, which the men at work secretly refer to as clam hammocks, but the hammock comparison is far, far from the truth. Thongs are rather sadofashionistic, and, believe me, the un-hammock-like perma-wedgie is not worth that kind of attention from men.

Etymology: sadistic+fashion

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...