pinup girl


: a girl or woman whose glamorous qualities make her a suitable subject for a pinup

Examples of pinup girl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearby, Pierson, one of the band’s singer-songwriters, was working the flippers on a machine called Scared Stiff, whose back box flashed a grinning pinup girl. Mina Tavakoli, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 But advancing to the next room—a cell with a set of bunk beds, some books, a deck of cards, and what appeared to be a poster of the pinup girl Bettie Page—required a hint from a short man in a gas mask playing a prison guard. The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2021 On its screen was not any sort of equation or tactical diagram but rather a rendering of a pinup girl. Clio Chang, New York Times, 6 July 2021 Folks driving through the historic Brooke Smith neighborhood can’t miss the larger than life mural, featuring a rocket, blonde pinup girl and a spaceship, facing Cavalcade Street. Zach McKenzie, Chron, 15 June 2021 There's also a Miss Cavalcade pinup girl contest, Chop Shop demonstrations, pedal car challenge and spring car legends. Rasputin Todd,, 7 Jan. 2020 Carly DuHain, the lead singer for local soulful, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll band Drop Dead Red, has a tattoo on her right arm of a pinup girl that says Drop Dead Red. Aaron Carnes, sacbee, 6 July 2018 Welles bought the cabin as a gift for his new bride, the movie star and World War II pinup girl Rita Hayworth. Wallace Baine, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 May 2018 In the Fall 2017 issue, the actress throws it way back and channels pinup girls like Bettie Page by donning blunt, eyebrow-length bangs and soft waves in her medium-length black hair. Andrea Park, Allure, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinup girl was in 1941

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“Pinup girl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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