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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."
додав Deerdles 21 Квітня 2008

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going back in time, in personality
when lily meet her old highschool friend her personality went revertigo
додав tanyasmith 21 Квітня 2008

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brought on by being near a person or persons from your past, revertigo is when a person begins to act how they did at the time they knew said person(s).

Coined by the character Marshal Eriksen on the show "How I Met Your Mother."
Tim: Why is Jerry talking like that?
Michael: Revertigo. He was really into the whole beatnik thing in high school.
додав Alex Harm 21 Квітня 2008

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When you're around someone from your past and you revert back to the person you were when you knew them.
You know who gets really bad revertigo, Lily when she's around her old friend Michelle.
додав klwilson 21 Квітня 2008

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Dizzyingly inexplicable reversion to past behavior in the presence of a lost aquaintance once associated with the behavior.
Made famous by Robin Sparkles on HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother). She got revertigo and started acting like a high schooler when when her first boyfriend showed up unexpectedly.
додав Michael Parker 21 Квітня 2008

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a phenomenon where when you're around people from your past, you start behaving like them.
"Robin, your revertigo is really starting to affect your work."
додав J. Jamieson 21 Квітня 2008

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When you see someone from the past and immediately start acting like you in that specific time.
Did you see Ted's revertigo in the kitchen yesterday with Barney?
додав greciasmart11 06 Червня 2015

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