Are you a Man Repeller?

Before you answer, do you know what one is? Let me define it for you:

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

–noun
outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. This includes but is not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see:human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
*DISCLAIMER: the above conversation took place in this room 5 minutes ago.
Origin: 
2009-10; < repellius (ptp. of repellia to eliminate male attention), equiv. to L repel- (s. of repellix) unattractive, celibate, paris fashion week, M.C. Hammer + -repel -ler1

—Related forms

man·re·pell·ant, noun
further clarification: a man getter vs. repeller
{definition via theManRepeller

I want to bea man repeller, but I do have a soft spot for timeless classic style. Either way, I love Leandra Medine’s ground breaking blog celebrating women dressing for other women and those who appreciate fashion rather than for men. But don’t worry – even the Man Repeller herself found a man that couldn’t be repelled. She’s engaged, imagine what the wedding dress will look like!

While Medine may have coined the phrase,  Man Repelling is nothing new – here’s some examples of Man Repellers throughout history.

 

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