Definition of pinup in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpinˌəp/


1A poster showing a famous person or sex symbol, designed to be displayed on a wall.
Example sentences
  • 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 shown in a pinup.
Example sentences
  • I'd been picturing posters of famous sports stars and playboy pinups covering the walls, and rows of CDs and DVDs.
  • Okay, first the bar - which has only been open a couple of months and is FABULOUS - wall-to-wall burlesque beauties, pinups, vintage striptease on the teevee.
  • I would suggest, however, that today's communist pinups are attractive women who display a menacing demeanor similar to their ancestors.

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Syllabification: pin·up

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