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wardrobe malfunction

[ wawr-drohb mal-fuhngk-shuhn ]
/ ˈwɔr droʊb mælˌfʌŋk ʃən /
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noun Facetious.

an instance of a piece of clothing slipping, ripping, etc., and causing embarrassment for the wearer: One of the models had an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during the fashion show.

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Origin of wardrobe malfunction

2004; coined by Justin Timberlake (born 1981), American singer and actor
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British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe malfunction

wardrobe malfunction

noun

US informal an embarrassing situation caused by the clothes a person is wearing
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