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'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: drewsky




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Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: dres stres

Sentence: Little Jeremy was deeply dresstressed when he realized that no one else at the sleepover had worn plaid thermal underwear.

Etymology: dress, stress, distress


triple ess special! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:11:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Dres-ZAH-ster

Sentence: When Bob arrived late, dressed in drag, to Roxie company's pantological conference, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster.

Etymology: DRESSASTER:Dress & disaster JANETIC: a la Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl a couple of years ago.


Janetic is fantastic! I wish that a janet jackson might some day become an eponym like sad sack! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:09:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:25:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sad ty erd

Sentence: Mona was humiliated when she asked her boyfriend to meet her at her boss' house for a luncheon. She specifically told him that it was a speed lunch..he thought she said speedo lunch and arrived pitifully sadtired for the event!

Etymology: Sad (bad; unfortunate) & Attired ( dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination)

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: a - pare - ah - lee - not

Sentence: Manny misunderstood Rose when she gave him the information for the Company Awards Banquet. He thought it was dress-casual but it turned out to be dress with tie. He realized that he was apparellynot dressed correctly and decided not to go home that night as Rose was receiving an award and would be embarrassed by him.

Etymology: Apparel (clothing, garments) + Not (not right, not much, not at all) Also a play on the phrase apparently not.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: fiasco + clothes


perfect fit! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:35:00

excellent! - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

libertybelle I love it! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:58:00

Pairfection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:21:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: close - bas - ket - case

Sentence: Tom, master in dressing, wore a feather in his cap. Tom went skinny dipping. Undressed down to his bare bones, he felt a bit disarmed. Tom wanted to spice things up with his finely-feathered girlfrhend, so he tried dressing sagely. Alas! Tom was not sage enough, to avoid a turkey trot down the aisle. In tux and tails, he felt a bit awfowl. He was a tad wedding disdressed. No matter! Whatever he wore, he'd feel like a clothes basket case.

Etymology: Clothes - dress/attire. Basket Case: anyone suffering severe nervous strain


Fowl play indeed, silveryaspen! He'll be hen-pecked for sure for plucking this girl...with a drumstick. Poultry in motion. - Nosila, 2008-02-25: 00:57:00

Wow, with that feather in his cap - makes me think of Yankee Doodle! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:19:00


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Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: eh-cess-ear-ray-mint

Sentence: When Bob showed up at the office party, he realized his excessiraiment.

Etymology: Combination of "Excessive": exceeding what is usual, proper, necessary or normal; and "Raiment": Clothing, garments.

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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: artr

Pronunciation: embərasmənt

Sentence: When Harry was in elementary school he used to have night terrors about arriving at class in his underwear. Now he is in college his dreams involve embareassment. Just last night he woke up in a cold sweat from a nightmare of getting up to present in his public speaking class only to realize he was naked. He woke up with a start when he saw the clear plastic podium.

Etymology: embarrassment (a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness) + bare-ass (naked)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James