Verboticism: Gagrag

'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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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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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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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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Loopsy

Created by: dennisrussis

Pronunciation: lup-si

Sentence: Being a real loopsy her dress gronded other bobbysockers at the party.

Etymology: loop + fancy

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

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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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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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Garbgaffe

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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)

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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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