Verboticism: Costumate

'Alright boys, let's start digging!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who likes to dress up and seems to have a different outfit for every occasion. v. To dress up in fancy clothes whenever you go out because you don't know who you're going to meet, and you don't want to get dressed down.

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Pradabsessive

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: prahd-ahb-SESS-iv

Sentence: Claudio was trying to be helpful but for a brief moment, he forgot Melinda was such a pradabsessive. "Why don't you wear that red Vera Wang dress," he asked, "isn't that your favorite?" "What do you think I am," she shrieked, "some kind of heathen?!??! I already wore that dress; I certainly can't wear it again!!" Claudio shook his head, plopped down in the chair, and waited patiently, knowing she would eventually find the perfect outfit to wear to her bankruptcy hearing.

Etymology: Prada + obsessive

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Apparechichi

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ah - pare - uh - CHE- CHE

Sentence: Veronica was a dedicated apparechichi with an extensive wardrobe consisting of fashions for any and all possibilities including the unlikely prospect of encountering celebs, big business moguls, politicians or even royalty.

Etymology: Blend of 'apparel' (clothing) and chichi (pompous, pretentious)

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Fadshionista

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fad shun ees ta

Sentence: Carrie Itoff was a fadshionista of world fame. She wore costumes for every occasion and season. Her wardrobe took up 2 of the 3 bedrooms in her home. When her friends saw her wearing the fascinator all done up with butterflies, bees and ladybugs in colours to match her lawn green dress, they knew they were in for some gardening. Or as Carrie would say, a garden party. When real insects started buzzing her hat,in droves, her masquerade turned into a masqueRAID!

Etymology: Fad(an interest followed with exaggerated zeal) & Fashionista (a devoted follower of fashion)

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Fashionatic

Created by: march

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Marianne has a special look for every ocassion, she's a fashionatic.

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Mannequindredspirit

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: manna/kwin/dred/speer/it

Sentence: Sally was a mannequindredspirit and had an outfit for every occasion. She was famous for her ability to strike an appropriate pose.

Etymology: mannequin (fashion model) + kindred spirit

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She was no dummy... - Nosila, 2009-07-21: 10:57:00

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Redundesigner

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: REDUNDant+DESIGNER

Sentence: She only buys redundesigner clothes, many of which can only be worn for one specific occasion.

Etymology: REDUNDant+DESIGNER. redundant: Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.(See redundecorum)

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Primpcess

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: primp-cess

Sentence: Margot was known as a primpcess because she dressed for every occasion like she thought she was royalty.

Etymology: princess: woman with the status of a princess + primp: dress with great care and attention to detail

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COMMENTS:

like it... - mweinmann, 2009-07-22: 19:52:00

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Clotheswhorese

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cloze/horse

Sentence: Cammy Leon was such a clotheswhorese that she had a stable full of every imaginable kind of outfit.

Etymology: clotheshorse + well you know (sort of a sequel to wordmeister's shoohoh)

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COMMENTS:

She gives me nightmares... - Nosila, 2008-06-03: 23:03:00

Sounds good also as "cloze-SWOR-ese" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-04: 18:29:00

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Shoutdress

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: shout dress

Sentence: Shanel always shoutdressed everyone for every occasion with her expensive, fashionably loud garments that shouted, ā€œIā€™m the best!ā€ and "Like me!". In her world appearances were everything: eventually she forgot how to speak with spoken language and relied exclusively on her trusty loud outfits to do her talking. Thinking was no longer necessary for Shanel - all she had to do was wearaste.

Etymology: From: outdress and shout - to use clothing for communication.

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COMMENTS:

Glad Shanel has channelled herself! - Nosila, 2009-07-21: 19:16:00

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Chicrity

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sheek/ri/tee

Sentence: Abby is always out shopping for new, wonderful and different fashion because she approaches life with a great deal of chicrity. She loves to wear her best clothes every day for every occasion.

Etymology: CHICRITY - noun - from CHIC (fashionable; stylish; style and elegance in dress) + ALACRITY (cheerful readiness; willingness)

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