Dignity, Latitude of. Substantive. The number of square inches by which your shirttail extends beyond your, um, fundament.I dreamed that one up--quite literally--about 4 this morning. I had thought that it was coined by Edgar Allan Poe, but if so, he concealed it from Google. Poe was looking pretty weird, BTW; at 151 years dead, I suppose this is hardly surprising.
Curious afterthought: my spellchecker doesn't like "fundament," either.
Absurd afterthought: My friend Dan said I was perhaps thinking of Poe's vastly inferior contemporary, Edgar Allan Poo, with whom he is often confused. I won't, um, dignify that with reply.