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[ pin-uhp ]
/ ˈpɪnˌʌp /
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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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Origin of pinup

1670–80 for general senses; 1940–45 as photograph of a pretty woman; noun, adj. use of pin up
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British Dictionary definitions for pinup



  1. a picture of a sexually attractive person, esp when partially or totally undressed
  2. (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 walla pin-up lamp
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