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  1. a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry.
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Origin of fashionista

1990–95; fashion + Italian or Spanish -ista -ist
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  1. informal a person who follows trends in the fashion industry obsessively and strives continually to adopt the latest fashions
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Word Origin

C20: from fashion + -ista as in Sandinista
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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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