a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry.

1990–95; fashion + Italian or Spanish -ista -ist Unabridged
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fashionista (ˌfæʃəˈniːstə)
informal a person who follows trends in the fashion industry obsessively and strives continually to adopt the latest fashions
[C20: from fashion + -ista as in Sandinista]

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Main Entry:  fashionista
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person working in or deeply involved with the high-fashion industry, such as a designer, model, photographer, buyer, writer, wearer; a devotee to clothing fashion
Etymology:  fashion + Spanish -ista (agent noun)
Usage:  informal's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

by 1996, from fashion + -ista (see -ist). In the same sense were fashionist (1616, alive as late as 1850); fashion-monger (1590s).
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Example sentences
But let's not forget the linchpin accessory for the schoolyard fashionista-the lunchbox.
While you wait for a cappuccino, a pretty fashionista asks who designed your handbag.
Known for his theory of relativity, this scientist was also a fashionista, patenting a suit jacket that adjusts with your weight.
As any fashionista or gadget hound knows, the latest frocks and tech toys don't pay for themselves.
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