pinup

noun
pin·​up | \ ˈpin-ˌəp How to pronounce pinup (audio) \

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The lined aprons featured fun patterns like rainbow stained glass, rainbow crayons and pinup art of men and women. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 June 2022 His late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was also an actress and a WWII-era pinup model, while his sister Katherine Pine has dabbled in acting as well. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Her voice also has an almost George Michael character to it, moving from pinup poutiness to childlike abandon. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 18 Mar. 2022 Pryor said recycles about 40 million disposable nappies a year and has used the fibrous pellets to make construction panels, pinup boards and coasters. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 The team also wanted to avoid a caricature of Anderson, a pinup come to life. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2022 Mid-century America was generally a socially conservative place, but the va-va-voom powers of the pinup and the bombshell during the war years likely paved the way for a more risqué image of American womanhood. Christina Newland, CNN, 15 Jan. 2022 Its mascot, created by East Bay cartoonist Janelle Blarg, is a 1950s-style illustration of a goofy burger with eyes, reclining on its side like a David Hasselhoff pinup. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2022 Roses poster, the pinup shot of Leonardo DiCaprio circa The Basketball Diaries, and other cultural detritus crowding the frame. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 12 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Pinup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinup. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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