cat·​walk·​er ˈkat-ˌwȯ-kər How to pronounce catwalker (audio)
plural catwalkers
: a model who walks along a catwalk in a fashion show
She's great in front of the camera, but she's a legendary catwalker, too …Rolling Stone, 19 Aug. 2004
: a fashion model
… increasingly, TV actresses are the new supermodels. In fact, the gap between actresses and catwalkers has never been narrower, says Vogue's Katherine Betts.Entertainment Weekly, 16 Oct. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of catwalker was in 1979

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“Catwalker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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