New words – 30 December 2013December 30, 2013
anklington noun a short wellington boot
Going down: Anklingtons. We’re small-c conservative in our wellie choice this summer.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 06 July 2013]
deLycrafy verb humorous to take the Lycra out of cycling, i.e. to sever its associations with Lycra-clad males and make it more mainstream
The target London wide is to double cycling in the next ten years, to de-lycra-fy it and to encourage those groups who do not cycle (partly due to fear) to do so.
[http://hfcyclists.org.uk/ 02 September 2013]
floordrobe noun informal a pile of clothes on the floor rather than in a wardrobe
Going down: Having a floordrobe. Aftermath of wardrobe crisis brought on by shifts in weather and trends.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 28 September 2013]
My room will not experience another clothes avalanche, resulting in a permanent floordrobe and the possibility of finding a dead mouse three months later.
[www.wessexscene.co.uk 27 September 2013]
pep hem noun peplum hem; a deep, ruched hem at the bottom of an item of clothing, typically a dress or skirt
The pep hem.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine; caption) 12 August 2013]