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Definition of "pin-up" [pin-up]

  • A photograph, printed in a magazine or other publication, of a sexually attractive person (often nude or provocatively dressed), and intended to be removed and pinned up on a wall. (noun)
  • The person so depicted. (noun)
  • Figurehead, person who represents an idea, cause etc. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pin-up" in a sentence
  • "But if the term 'pin-up' refers to a flat photograph, then Hendricks is in 3-D."
  • "If you can dream up a better backdrop for the first postwar movie of the second most lusted-after pin-up girl of the second world war, then go ahead, impress me, but I think Vidor – and his female writers and producer – had this one pretty well covered."
  • "One was a Hollywood pin-up who had survived a poor, unhappy childhood to become a worldwide sex symbol married to playwright Arthur Miller."