a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry.

Origin of fashionista

1990–95; fashion + Italian or Spanish -ista -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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 for fashionista

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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