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Carnaby

PRONUNCIATION:

(KAHR-nuh-bee)

MEANING:

adjective: Fashionable or stylish.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Carnaby Street in the West End of London, which became known in
the 1960s for fashionable clothing stores. Earliest documented use:
1964.

USAGE:

“We arrived ten minutes late and found her knocking her knees, shivering
in the cold breeze whipping off the ocean, looking like a waif in her
Carnaby dress, Twiggy lashes, and boyish haircut.”
Rayda Jacob; The Middle Children; Second Story Press; 1994.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. -Cole Porter,
composer and songwriter (9 Jun 1893-1964)

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