cover girl


an attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover.

Nearby words

  1. cover bidding ,
  2. cover boy,
  3. cover charge,
  4. cover crop,
  5. cover for,
  6. cover glass,
  7. cover ground,
  8. cover letter,
  9. cover note,
  10. cover one's ass

Origin of cover girl

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cover girl

  • The difference with Fey, however, is that her cover-girl looks were revealed only after she debuted her show.

    How Stand-Up Got Sexy|Yael Kohen|September 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for cover girl

cover girl


a girl, esp a glamorous one, whose picture appears on the cover of a newspaper or magazine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with cover girl

cover girl

An attractive woman whose photograph is featured on a magazine cover; also, a woman attractive enough to be so featured. For example, All models hope to be cover girls some day, or She's gorgeous—a real cover girl. [c. 1910]

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