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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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Dressaster

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Excessiraiment

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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Illbirthdaysuited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ill/burthday/sooted

Sentence: Owing to an inner ear infection, he thought his girlfriend told him that her parents were nudists when she really said they were prudish - hence the illbirthdaysuited entrance.

Etymology: ill suited + birthday suit

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COMMENTS:

Bare-el of Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:02:00

At least, they got the bare facts. Another clever creation! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:11:00

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Fauxparel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo par el

Sentence: Mitch, the Aussie hunk in the office, showed up at Brenda's house wearing nothing but a skimpy speedo, high heels and Drag Queen make-up and jewels. Brenda in her best dress suit was shocked. With her boss and co-workers present and aghast, Mitch had a feeling of fauxparel...or in his case, fauxperil. To answer her dismayed expression, he said, "You did say it was a Gayla tonight, right?" To which she replied, "I said, GALA, not Gayla and how is it you just happened to have all this campy gear"? "Now I feel like a right flaming Galah!" cried Mitch.

Etymology: Faux Pas (French, literally false step...a socially awkward or tactless act) & Apparel (clothing in general;provide with clothes or put clothes on) P.S. Galah (Australian term for a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. "Galah" is also derogatory Australian slang, synonymous with 'fool' or 'idiot'. Because of the bird's distinctive bright pink, it is also used for gaudy dress.

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Hilarious! Terrific blend, Nosila! - splendiction, 2010-05-06: 21:35:00

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Blunderwear

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Blunder-wair

Sentence: Jamie was nervous about the party, having been unable to conduct any dresspionage, and opted for the cautious option of black. As she entered the room, she saw a sea of bright colours, frills and big hair. Bright sparkling sequins flashed as Brad approached, feathers in his hair. Oh, dear, she thought, having just now remembered what the party was for. Her hembarassment was not finished yet though, as the ankle-length number was downright prudish and her dear friend put his shining arm around her and announced to the room "And here's my darling Jamie - the queen of Blunderwear!". The room exploded with laughter and Jamie sank into an abyss of frockxiety and gloom.

Etymology: Blunder - to err or make an obvious mistake; Wear - what you are wearing when you blunder into undresspionaged situations.

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COMMENTS:

Great create. So straight forward, you immediately know what it means. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:47:00

Seams like a great word and threads its way through your yarn like a fancy notion ... that Brad is such a Baste-ard! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:14:00

That Brad, what a fair feather friend he turned out to be....great word!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:37:00

Terrific. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:10:00

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Sadtired

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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Garbsmacked

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Bluetie

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblu ˈtaɪ/

Sentence: My plaid shorts and tye-dye t-shirt were definitely inappropriate for the formal dance, but then again, they'd probably be blue-tie for just about any situation.

Etymology: indicating the wrong color tie with respect to a "black tie" or "white tie" dress code

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You collared it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:52:00

So very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:23:00

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Underduress

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation: un-der-der-ess

Sentence: The death stares of the audience made him feel like he was in the middle of being interrogated by Jack Bauer. He realized he had underduressed.

Etymology: underdress + under duress

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This will stand up in any court of justice! Your sentence and word are lawesomely clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:38:00

Your verboticism was one of the few that captures the 'feeling of anxiety' in the definition. I thought it excellent in every way! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 21:25:00

I like it - bookowl, 2008-02-26: 13:30:00

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Naughtcouture

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: nawt-co-toor

Sentence: Trevor realized that he was sporting his finest example of naughtcouture when he chose to hear his tuxedo style t-shirt to his sister's black tie wedding.

Etymology: naughty + haute couture

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COMMENTS:

This won't be aught/aut/out of my mind for a long time! Very notable! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:19:00

Very good verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:26:00

I LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:14:00

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Comments:

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

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-06: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James