Definition of recessionista in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˌsɛʃ(ə)nˈiːstə/


A woman who seeks to remain fashionable or stylish despite financial difficulties or a limited budget.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • If I hear the term "recessionista" one more time in a glossy, I think I will actually explode.


Early 21st century: from recession + -ista.

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