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Monday, July 09, 2012

craigslist-beautiful

craigs·list-beau·ti·ful    adj.    \ˈkrāgzlistˈbyü-ti-fəl\

1 : not beautiful
   a : marked by lack of style : ugly
   b : overhyped : not as beautiful as one has been led to believe

Arising from contexts such as craigslist.org in which the word "beautiful" is used so often to describe objects that are not beautiful that the word has lost its meaning.


Examples:
  • Is the rug really attractive, or is it craigslist-beautiful?
  • Their marketing is so excessive, I suspect their products are craigslist-beautiful.
  • The craigslist-beautiful girls danced at the gentlemen's club.
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