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Dress-senselexia (noun) Dress-senselexic (adj) The adjective 'dress-senselexic' was coined by Brighton wordsmith Dave Fouracre.

"At least he was dressed systematically, having been kitted out by his mum. I 'm officially dress-senselexic and each morning tend to pull on the first three items of clothing I find nearest my bed. Same with Tom. When I 'm dressing him. I 've lost count of the number of times Jane has whisked Tom up and only discovered at the mouth of the washing machine that he wasn 't laundry." (first published reference to dress-senselexic, September 2006, on thebabywebsite.com)

In theory,
the adjective can be applied to anybody who doesn't have an instinctive feel for what goes with what when getting dressed (though fathers of small children make up the majority of those suffering with dress-senslexia).

Dress-senselexic people might, for example, wear socks with sandals, wear a formal shirt with jeans or wear navy with black. Dress-senslexics are not to be confused with old-fashioned or simply not stylish people. Fortunately dress-senslexics are completely oblivious to their condition.

Dress-senselexics can often be found on 'How Clean is your House?' or rambling the footpaths of the UK.

To see the word used in its proper context, read 'Plan Eh?' in our "Dave the Dad" section.

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