8 definitions by Isabella

Top Definition
The theory that history and culture (i.e. fashion, music etc.) repeats itself every couple of decades.

Its plausibility draws from the fact that most parents raise their children with the same ideas that their own parents asserted upon them.
There are many similarities between the war in Iraq today and the Vietnam war .. It's almost like a retrograde revolution.

Hopefully, a retrograde revolution involving the 60s and 70s will begin, and groups will actually start playing some real music.

The comeback of blazers is part of the retrograde revolution.
by Isabella June 02, 2005
1. An expression of shock or disgust, used mildly in the '60s and '70s.
1. Shame! I can't believe you just said that!

That girl's slept with every guy in town. Shame.
by Isabella June 19, 2005
1. A television corporation that many believe to have ruined music in itself. This, explained by Ozzy Osbourne, is because it took away all the excitement of listening to your favourite music, as before MTV existed people physically had to go watch their favourite bands play (whereas today, people have particularly easy--or lazy--access to their favourite music on television).
1. I wonder what the world would be like if MTV hadn't come along ...four thousand times better, perhaps?
by Isabella June 19, 2005
As coined in the 1964 Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night", a cross between a mod and a rocker.
"Are you a mod or a rocker?"
"Well ...I'm a mocker!"
by Isabella June 02, 2005
A term given to the "condition" girls who WANT to have anorexia really have. They'll promote their "eating disorder" and tell everyone how little they've eaten and talk about how fat they think they are, whereas someone who actually has anorexia nervosa wouldn't promote this fact at all. What these wannarexic girls don't realize is that you can't force yourself to be anorexic, and if they truly knew how dark and lonely having anorexia is, they wouldn't wish it upon their worst enemies. They're really only doing it for attention, which is an issue in itself.
Priscilla just told me she had a carrot stick for dinner. She totally has wannarexia.
by Isabella December 17, 2009
1. (Also) Today, used as a term to describe a person who like classic rock, from the blues, to rock & roll, to pop of the '60s, to '80s hair metal. Usu. one who enjoy only such music.

2. One who endulges in clothing fashions of the 1960s (e.g. mod) religiously.

Coined from the name of '60s band The Yardbirds.
1. That girl likes AC/DC? What a yardbird!
My friend the yardbird loves the band Them.
She's not a yardbird; She likes Aerosmith, but she also likes Avril Lavigne.

2. I've been looking for a ruffly cravat in thrift stores -- one might call me a yardbird!
He's not really a yardbird; they didn't wear silly jackets like those in the '60s.
by Isabella February 28, 2005
A nickname for Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, used especially in the 1970s (when the white ones were popular).
"Ahh, I love you, Uncle Chucks."
by Isabella August 02, 2005

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