a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person, suitable for pinning on a wall.
a person in such a photograph.
a device or fixture that is fastened to a wall, as a lamp.
of, relating to, or appearing in a pinup: a pinup girl.
designed or suitable for hanging or fastening on a wall: a pinup lamp.
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How to use pinup in a sentence
Maybe--but he exploited his profile as effectively as any pinup.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or pop in and visit one of the 17 Bettie Page clothing stores across the country boasting apparel inspired by the pinup beauty.‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ A Close-Up Look at the Pinup Goddess and Sexual Icon | Marlow Stern | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To escape, the Page girls would mimic poses of pinup models in magazines, often posing in the yard in their undergarments.‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ A Close-Up Look at the Pinup Goddess and Sexual Icon | Marlow Stern | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Katrin Heichel paints the vanishing world of the pinup.
Are you sort of befuddled by his status as this sort of hipster pinup?Anthony Mackie Talks About ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ & More | Marlow Stern | June 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for pin-up
a picture of a sexually attractive person, esp when partially or totally undressed
(as modifier): a pin-up magazine
slang a person who has appeared in such a picture
a photograph of a famous personality
(modifier) US designed to be hung from a wall: a pin-up lamp
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