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noun 
  1. (euphemism) An accidental instance of indecent exposure caused by a fault in someone's clothing (especially that of a performer) or by an error made while changing this costume.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: garderobe defect
  • French: incident de garde-robe , défaut de fonctionnement de garde-robe
  • German: (literal) Garderobenstí¶rung
  • Italian: disfunzione del guardaroba , incidente del guardaroba
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: malfuncionamiento del guardarropa
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: An Americanism, used by singer w:Justin_Timberlake, Justin Timberlake in w:2004, 2004 to explain w:Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, the incident during Super Bowl XXXVIII in which w:Janet_Jackson, Janet Jackson's right breast was bared. The first reported instance occurred on w:The Price Is Right, The Price Is Right in w:1977, 1977, involving contestant Yolanda Bowsley, but the event was not called by this term at the time.


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