Definition of pin-up in English:


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  • 1A poster showing a famous or attractive person.
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    • Amongst a second set of Glastonbury posters is a pin-up of Michael and Emily Eavis.
    • Who was your bedroom wall poster pin-up: David Cassidy?
    • Cover images were pin-ups for the people, available on newsstands everywhere.
  • 1.1A person featured in a pin-up.
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    • Two of those legendary calendars, featuring the world's most glamorous pin-ups, currently have pride of place at Eastleigh Museum.
    • To the untrained eye, everyone appears more or less the same, the men going for a more authentic take on Mark Lamarr's look, the women modelling themselves on Fifties pin-ups.
    • But the all-star event - originally due to feature top acts like X Factor pin-ups G4 and Welsh songbird Katherine Jenkins on June 15-could still wow music fans later this summer.

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