pinup

noun
pin·up | \ˈpin-ˌəp \

Definition of pinup 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: something fastened to a wall: such as

a : a photograph or poster of a person considered to have glamorous qualities

b : something (such as a lamp) designed for wall attachment

pinup

adjective

Definition of pinup (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to pinups male pinup calendars

2 : designed for hanging on a wall a pinup lamp

Examples of pinup in a Sentence

Noun

He is dating a glamorous pinup.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Instead of the usual Gothic script and pinup-girl tropes, Welcome Home’s artists draw illustrative line tattoos of outstretched palms, fairy-tale-esque bunnies, or pears growing on a branch. John Januzzi, The Cut, "The Best of New York Health & Self 2018," 6 Mar. 2018 Artist Mikel Janin provided stellar artwork, enhanced by frequent pinup illustrations that appeared every two pages by various artists at DC, including co-publisher Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Mitch Gerads and Frank Miller. David Betancourt, chicagotribune.com, "Fans were mad that Batman and Catwoman's wedding day surprise was ruined. But the story is still great.," 10 July 2018 The playful pinup styles are a happy translation of its whimsical aesthetic, complemented by Ms. Degreas’s figure-flattering shapes. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "How to Be a Poolside Pinup," 27 June 2018 The décor is whimsical, with Midcentury Modern and Art Deco furniture, a liberal dose of animal prints and pinup-girl calendars from the 1940s and 50s. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Jianqing meets a fellow with a lot of pinups in his room, and the two enthusiastically trade the names of their favorite Japanese pornography actresses. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "The Bounty of Netflix International," 29 June 2018 Hollywood icons and pinup models had long worn two-piece suits, as was evident under the lids of thousands of GI footlockers still being shipped home from Europe. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A scandalous, two-piece history of the bikini," 6 July 2018 The '40s pinup bombshell has courted glitterati, booked a campaign for Bettie Page Lingerie and walked in London Fashion Week in the last year alone. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "'RuPaul's Drag Race' drag queens coming to Phoenix," 6 June 2018 With her pinup look, and now-trademark red lipstick, Aguilera wanted to be modern and eternal. Richard S. He, Billboard, "20 Years of Xtina: How She Found, Lost and Liberated Her Voice Again," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of pinup

Noun

1943, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pinup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pinup

: a photograph of an attractive person (such as an actress or model) that is hung or pinned on a wall

: a person who appears in or is attractive enough to appear in a pinup

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