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pinup

or pin-up

[pin-uhp] /ˈpɪnˌʌp/
noun
1.
a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person, suitable for pinning on a wall.
2.
a person in such a photograph.
3.
a device or fixture that is fastened to a wall, as a lamp.
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or appearing in a pinup:
a pinup girl.
5.
designed or suitable for hanging or fastening on a wall:
a pinup lamp.
Origin of pinup
1670-1680
1670-80 for general senses; 1940-45 as photograph of a pretty woman; noun, adj. use of pin up
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