an attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover.
Origin of cover girl
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for cover girl
a girl, esp a glamorous one, whose picture appears on the cover of a newspaper or magazine
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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