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Tag-whore

noun; compounding
A person who buys name-brand items for the sake of portraying a certain image. apparent meaning: One who actively pursues brand names. Whore has come to mean someone who shamelessly pursues another. In this application, it refers to a person who pursues glitzy name brands, i.e. tags for the sake of social status. This is an inventive way of getting across a common idea.
 
Andrea is a self-proclaimed tag-whore. She won't buy anything that's not from Abercrombie. Sometimes, she buys outfits she doesn't even like, as long as the tag is in an obvious place.
Etymology : a compound of tag (marked with a brand name) and whore
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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