New words – 9 March 2015

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stack sandal noun a type of sandal with high heels and a platform under the toes

70’s stack sandals: Kate Moss is a mega fan.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 25 August 2014]

 

 

pyjamming noun informal wearing pyjamas in a public place and posting photos on social media, usually as a charity stunt

The River Cam could be better known for punting or playing host to the Bumps – but now it is also the first site for people to go “pyjamming”. Business leaders from around the city have taken on the challenge to snap themselves on the river wearing just their pyjamas, joining the fight against youth homelessness.

[http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/ 28 July 2014]

Action for Children is calling on Bristol residents to join the fight against youth homelessness by ‘pyjamming’ too – posing in their pyjamas and sharing photos online.

[http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/ 28.07.14]

skirtini noun an all-in-one swimming costume with integral skirt

Dreading the big reveal on the beach? So was CHARLOTTE KEMP, until she discovered this summer’s answer to wobbly thighs, stretch marks and bulging love handles: the skirtini. The length of the skirt and the cut of the top has to be just perfect to flatter – but get it right and a well-chosen skirtini will totally transform how you look – and feel – on the beach this summer

[www.dailymail.co.uk/ 17 July 2014]

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