cat·​walk·​er | \ ˈkat-ˌwȯ-kər How to pronounce catwalker (audio) \
plural catwalkers

Definition of catwalker

: 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

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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