pinup

or pin-up

[ pin-uhp ]
/ ˈpɪnˌʌp /

noun

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.

adjective

of, relating to, or appearing in a pinup: a pinup girl.
designed or suitable for hanging or fastening on a wall: a pinup lamp.

Nearby words

  1. pinto,
  2. pinto bean,
  3. pintsch gas,
  4. pintubi,
  5. pinturicchio,
  6. pinwale,
  7. pinwheel,
  8. pinwheel escapement,
  9. pinwheeling,
  10. pinwork

Origin of pinup

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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