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recessionista Syllabification: re·ces·sion·is·ta
Pronunciation: /rəseSHəˈnēstə/

Definition of recessionista in English:


A woman who seeks to remain fashionable or stylish despite financial difficulties or a limited budget.
Example sentences
  • The question is whether this thrift...will last only as long as the credit crunch and the trendiness of the recessionista.
  • Enter the recessionista, that frugal fashionista who's not afraid to troll the clearance racks.
  • Well our resident recessionista has some fabulous tips for shopping second hand.


Early 21st century: from recession + -ista.

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