pinup

pinup

[pin-uhp]
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:
1670–80 for general senses; 1940–45 as photograph of a pretty woman; noun, adj. use of pin up

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