Meretricious: of, relating to, or characteristic of a prostitute. As in, “Say, Janie, don’t you think those boots are a little...meretricious?”
Haven’t we all had a gleam in our eye for lace-up, thigh-high red pleather hooker boots [or some other equally distasteful article from clothing from Rave] at one point in our lives? (Probably around the time we were 16?) Let’s be thankful for the friends who talked us out of dressing quite so meretriciously.... Alternatively, let’s be thankful for the friends who gleefully joined in dressing meretriciously so we wouldn’t feel alone. Which camp did you fall into??