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pinup

[pin-uhp] /ˈpɪnˌʌp/
noun
1.
a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person, suitable for pinning on a wall.
2.
a person in such a photograph.
3.
a device or fixture that is fastened to a wall, as a lamp.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or appearing in a pinup:
a pinup girl.
5.
designed or suitable for hanging or fastening on a wall:
a pinup lamp.
Also, pin-up.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80 for general senses; 1940-45 as photograph of a pretty woman; noun, adj. use of pin up
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British Dictionary definitions for pin-up

pin-up

noun
1.
(informal)
  1. a picture of a sexually attractive person, esp when partially or totally undressed
  2. (as modifier): a pin-up magazine
2.
(slang) a person who has appeared in such a picture
3.
a photograph of a famous personality
4.
(modifier) (US) designed to be hung from a wall: a pin-up lamp
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Word Origin and History for pin-up
adj.

1670s, from pin (v.) + up (adv.). From 1940, in reference to pictures of "winsome young ladies in daring undress" ("Life," May 6, 1940) such as soldiers pinned up on their dugout walls, etc. The thing itself is older than the name. The noun in this sense is recorded from 1943.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pin-up

pin-up

modifier

: pin-up collections and books

noun
  1. A picture, usually a provocative photograph, esp of a pretty young woman
  2. A young woman shown in a pin-up: Dorothy Lamour was the Army's favorite pin-up (1941+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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