Verboticism: Blunderwear

'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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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: flaw-drohb

Sentence: turning up to the party in leopard print lycra was a flawdrobe disaster

Etymology: flaw, wardrobe


leopard print lycra is never a disaster! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:36:00

Even the sound of it fits the definition ... something about saying flawdroooooobes ... just draaaaaaaaaahws me to it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 14:15:00


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Created by: FuzzBuzz


Sentence: He was overwhelmed by afearance when he realized he had just shown up to a business meeting in an elmo-patterned speedo.

Etymology: fear + appearance

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis robe d

Sentence: On her way to the boss' party,Charlotte met her date, Craig at work but she did not realize he was misrobed with only a speedo under his long coat...

Etymology: Mis-(prefix for lack of; not;wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneously) & Robed (dressed or clothed especially in fine attire) & Disrobed (undressed)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: em-pera-men-tel

Sentence: Barenadette was highly emperormental when she made a grand entrance at what she thought was the Indy Ball in her nanokini, (after all it was October on the Gold Coast) only to find that the A1 crowd were a much more staid group. She should have worn her one piece swimsuit instead.

Etymology: emperor (Andersen's famous emperor was very temperamental when he realised that his new clothes in fact did not exist) + mental (state of mind) + temperamental (emotional)

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Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: Dis-ap-too-zhah

Sentence: a powerful wave of disaptusia came over over Niles as he arrived at the party and realized he was offensively under-dressed.

Etymology: from the latin aptus meaning fitting or appropriate

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: garb/smaked

Sentence: The guests were absolutely garbsmacked when I arrived at the black tie event wearing only a black tie.

Etymology: garb + gobsmacked


Being garbsmacked could make him want to get smackered! Perhaps one of the ladies will give him three smackers! Smacks of greatness to me! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:35:00

GOOD WORD! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:15:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wer or izm

Sentence: Sally's first experience with wearrorism came when she showed up dressed as a dominatrix, complete with whip, fishnets,handcuffs, high leather boots and a tight black stain teddy over which her bosom threatened to spill out. A Playboy bunny would have found the outfit too revealing. Imagine her surpise when the masquerade party she thought she was attending, turned out to be a surprise bridal shower for her and her fiance, thrown by his religious family, whom she was to meet for the first time!

Etymology: Wear (a covering for the body)& error (a mistake made by incorrect information) & terrorism (an act instilling fear)


libertybelle Clever! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:59:00

Fun! Fun! Fun! Triple run good! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:51:00

Good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: angzī-itēʃərt

Sentence: Hal was very happy to hear that his new company followed the practice of **Casual Friday**. He was less than happy when he discovered that their definition of casual was allow employees to loosen their ties and maybe take off their suit jackets when not with a client. On his first Friday Hal needed to make a quick u-turn to change out of his jeans and anxietshirt. The raised eyebrows might have been because he was too casual, certainly not helped by his choice of a logo-emblazoned shirt from the fashion brand fcuk.

Etymology: anxiety (a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease) + t-shirt (a short-sleeved casual top, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat)

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Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /kre-tin-cu-tur/ alt. /kre-tin-cu-chur/

Sentence: “Not realizing that a clown outfit does not qualify for ‘casual Fridays’ at his new banking job, Kim abstained from any other forms of cretincouture like Hawaiian shirts, parrot-head hats, and bow-ties that squirt water.”

Etymology: -cretin – a medical condition formerly know as “dwarfed and deformed idiot” used to be common in Alpine communities due to lack of iodine, causing hypothyroid state (disease of the thyroid gland; goiter); modern meaning: just an average idiot without an underlying medical condition . -couture (Fr.,) n. – dressmaking, fashion design

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Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Coo-tuu-ris-hore-ib-lis

Sentence: The Recent Academy Awards present the finest example of Couturishorriblis known to exist

Etymology: Couture- General fashion creativity or knowledge / horriblis- Royal term for a total C&%k Up.


hear hear - but they are interesting to see - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:37:00

So True! Triple grand slam! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 14:21:00

Very topical - and so true! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:22:00


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