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[fash-uh-nee-stuh] /ˌfæʃ əˈni stə/
a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry.
Origin of fashionista
1990-95; fashion + Italian or Spanish -ista -ist Unabridged
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(informal) a person who follows trends in the fashion industry obsessively and strives continually to adopt the latest fashions
Word Origin
C20: from fashion + -ista as in Sandinista
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Contemporary definitions for fashionista

a person working in or deeply involved with the high-fashion industry, such as a designer, model, photographer, buyer, writer, wearer; a devotee to clothing fashion

Word Origin

fashion + Spanish -ista (agent noun)

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informal's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for fashionista

by 1996, from fashion + -ista (see -ist). In the same sense were fashionist (1610s, alive as late as 1850); fashion-monger (1590s); fashion-fly (1868).

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Slang definitions & phrases for fashionista

fashion plate

noun phrase

A well-dressed person, esp a stylish one: The present-day racketeer is a veritable fashion plate (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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