Verboticism: Garbgaffe

'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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Noosence

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: noōsəns

Sentence: Alan is happy with his raise. He has worked hard for it and feels he deserves it. What he doesn't love was the fact that he is now expected to play the corporate dress-up game. He hates ties. At best they are a nuisance, at worse a noosence.

Etymology: noose(a loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals) + nuisance (a person, thing, or circumstance causing inconvenience or annoyance)

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Fashionfort

Created by: scarletzinc

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Etymology: Fashion-discomfort[fort]

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Divadynia

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

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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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Versouchie

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ver-sow-chee

Sentence: she decided to go through her wardrobe and throw away anything remotely Versouchie

Etymology: versace, ouchie

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 11:58:00

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Accessorry

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ak-ces-sor-ee

Sentence: Matt realized that the peacock blue sequin jacket was an accessorry that didn't help him achieve his goal of becoming police chief, especially when the city council members stared at him in disbelief. "Perhaps it's a bit over the top," he thought. "Next time I'll go with the periwinkle scarf."

Etymology: accessory: something nonessential that contributes to an effect + sorry: feeling regret or shame

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COMMENTS:

Making a fashion statement....clever. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:51:00

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Garbagenda

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: garb+agenda

Sentence: Why do you wear that garbagenda instead of something comfortable?

Etymology: garb+agenda

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Sadofashionistic

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: say-dough-fah-shun-is-tick

Sentence: Sara prefers to wear thongs, which the men at work secretly refer to as clam hammocks, but the hammock comparison is far, far from the truth. Thongs are rather sadofashionistic, and, believe me, the un-hammock-like perma-wedgie is not worth that kind of attention from men.

Etymology: sadistic+fashion

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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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Hautecoutorture

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /oht-koo-tor-cher/

Sentence: Irene had spent half of her last paycheck on a pair of Manolo slingbacks, and she took satisfaction in knowing that she was wearing the most fashionable shoes of anyone at the party. Unfortunately, the new, stiff leather had raised and torn open blisters on her ankles and squished her toes, so that now she was barely able to walk. This miserable hautecoutorture she was experiencing must just be part of the price of high-fashion. On top of that, her dress pinched under her arms and dug painfully into her bladder whenever she sat down. Her dress was a Versouchie.

Etymology: Haute-couture - high fashion (French, haute "high" & couture "sewing") Torture - to afflict with severe pain (from Latin, torquere "to twist, turn, or wring")

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 09:25:00

Great word. - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 16:57:00

She probably also wear Prodda and Calvin DeKlein! Good word, Tigger! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:35:00

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