It girl

or it girl



a young woman with sex appeal and a magnetic personality.
an extremely popular and attractive young socialite or celebrity.

Origin of It girl

nickname given to the sex symbol Clara Bow, subject of the 1927 novel and movie It, written by Elinor Glyn, who popularized the concept of it1 in the slang sense of ‘sex appeal’ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for it girl

It girl


a rich, usually attractive, young woman who spends most of her time shopping or socializing

Word Origin for It girl

C20: from it, in the sense: sex appeal
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