Definition of Gibson girl in English:

Gibson girl

Line breaks: Gib¦son girl
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪbs(ə)n


A girl typifying the fashionable ideal of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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  • Whether the goody-goody Gibson girl or the dancing flapper, the single woman finally had purchasing power.
  • By the end of the century corsets produced the sinuous body shape of the Gibson girl, with a protruding bust and derrière, and small waist.
  • After so much detail on Florence Nightingale, the Gibson girl and the YWCA, the coverage of the past few decades feels sparse - which might be intentional, since many readers will remember them.


represented in the work of Charles D. Gibson (1867–1944), American artist and illustrator.

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