the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson.
of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked, fitted blouse or bodice with full puff sleeves and a long skirt with a flared bottom and a tightly fitted waistline.
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Origin of Gibson girl
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for gibson girl
the ideal fashionable American girl of the late 1890s and early 1900s, as portrayed in the drawings of Charles Dana Gibson, 1867–1944, US illustrator
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