fash·​ion·​is·​ta | \ ˌfa-shə-ˈnē-stə How to pronounce fashionista (audio) \

Definition of fashionista

: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions

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Recent Examples on the Web Whom to sell to once fickle fashionistas have moved on to the next trend? The Economist, "Not for sale Luxury groups ponder ways to get rid of their unsold inventory," 30 Jan. 2020 And fashionistas are stomping all over Instagram and Pinterest in combat boots. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "What's old is new again: Dungeons & Dragons, combats boots, vinyl records are back in vogue," 24 Jan. 2020 Shortly after Beyoncé's latest fashion collection came out earlier this year, some fashionistas on Twitter noted that the singer's new maroon and orange outfits resembled the uniforms worn by the fast-food company's workers. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Beyoncé's latest line of clothing sold out, so Popeyes steps in," 29 Jan. 2020 Many fashionistas will no longer be seen dead in a branch of Muji or Uniqlo, though both Japanese brands are usually very popular. The Economist, "An old grudge between Japan and South Korea is getting out of hand," 29 Aug. 2019 The little one is already known to be a fashionista-in-the-making. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian West Shows Off North and Chicago's Adorable Twinning Outfits," 9 Dec. 2019 One of the league’s most renowned fashionistas, Carroll skews toward glamour brands such as Gucci, Hiso and Louboutin. Jeff Mcdonald,, "As Spurs look for defensive makeover, DeMarre Carroll sits in style," 21 Nov. 2019 Today, San Francisco fashionistas have opened up to color and feminine silhouettes, but practicality and comfort still dominate. Flora Tsapovsky,, "Why is Walnut Creek the best-dressed spot in the Bay Area?," 6 Nov. 2019 Not to us, of course, but to the pundits and fashionistas on either coast, the ones who don’t watch him every night, the ones who can’t fathom how a non-traditional frame and non-traditional game can somehow set the bar. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "How Nikola Jokic got his groove, and the Nuggets’ mojo, back on track," 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fashionista

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionista

fashion entry 1 + -ista (as in sandinista)

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The first known use of fashionista was in 1993

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15 Feb 2020

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“Fashionista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fashionista

informal : a person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions

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