sex symbol


: a usually renowned person (such as an entertainer) noted and admired for conspicuous sex appeal

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sex symbol was circa 1911

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“Sex symbol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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