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When you see people from your past, you start acting like you did when you used to spend time with them. (i.e. you start acting like a 14-year-old when you unexpectedly run into your freshman year boyfriend at the grocery store)

As made popular by the character of Marshall Erikson on an April 2008 episode of CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother".
When Linda, the 50-year old elegant socialite, would squeal with delight, bounce on her heels and speak in 70's youth-vernacular whenever she got together with her sorority sister Patty. Her husband explained to his friend, "It's just Revertigo."
by Deerdles April 21, 2008
Phenomenon when you're around peoples from your past you start behaving like them. From How I Met Your Mother ep "Sand castles in the sand".
"Dude whenever Beth (white girl) sees her old friend, Shaniqua, she suffers from revertigo and starts talking black...its Hilarious!"
by robbrulz April 22, 2008
The dizzying feeling people get that are so afraid of heights that they can't even look up at the side of a tall building.
"He's so afraid of heights that if he looks up at a building he gets revertigo."
by ShabeRaven October 30, 2011
It's a phenomenon where when you're around people from your past you start behaving like them.
Robin, your revertigo is really starting to take over your work. Whenever Ted's friend Punchy comes into town, it's like all of a sudden Ted's in High School again.
by leaseah April 21, 2008
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