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wardrobe malfunction

Meaning: a problem with clothing that allows breasts, buttocks or genitals to be seen

For example:

  • Lenny had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when his pants split open.

  • Was her wardrobe malfunction really an accident, or was it done for publicity?

Quick Quiz:

Which could be called a "wardrobe malfunction"?

a. jeans that have split

b. a hat that's fallen off

c. a wardrobe that's stuck

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Contributor: Matt Errey