[ sig-nuh-fahy-er ]
/ ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ər /
a person or thing that signifies.
the configuration of sound elements or other linguistic symbols representing a word or other meaningful unit in a language.
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In the '60s South, long hair was a signifier and a deal breaker for men.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “it” bag was born–a talisman of stylishness and a signifier of insider savvy.