Verboticism: Appallapparel

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DEFINITION: v. To wear special uniforms and carry around unusual props in order to stimulate social interaction. n. A person who compensates for their lack of personality and weak social skills by resorting to props and costumes.

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Appallapparel

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /a-pal-a-pa-re-l/

Sentence: No one appreciated just how difficult it is was for a bunch of 40-somethings to squeeze into their daughters’ high school cheerleading outfits. The kids were especially mortified by such a dumb display of appallapparel. After all, weren’t these the same parents who always harangued them on how to “use you judgment” and “be reasonable”?!

Etymology: appall (v.) – to fill with consternation or dismay apparel (n.) – clothing, especially outer garments; attire

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