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pin-up

n
1. informal
a. a picture of a sexually attractive person, esp when partially or totally undressed
b. (as modifier): a pin-up magazine.
2. slang a person who has appeared in such a picture
3. a photograph of a famous personality
4. (modifier) US designed to be hung from a wall: a pin-up lamp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pin-up - a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's modelpin-up - a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
photographer's model - a model who poses for photographers
Translations

pin-up

[ˈpɪnʌp]
A. N foto o póster de un famoso, de una chica atractiva, etc.
B. CPD pin-up girl Nchica f de revista (modelo)

pin-up

[ˈpɪnˌʌp] npin-up (girl) f inv

pin

(pin) noun
1. a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes. The papers are fastened together by a pin.
2. a similar but more ornamental object. a hat-pin.
verbpast tense, past participle pinned
1. to fasten with a pin. She pinned the material together.
2. to hold by pressing against something. The fallen tree pinned him to the ground.
ˈpincushion noun
a small cushion or similar object into which pins are pushed for keeping.
ˈpinhole noun
a hole made by a pin. A pinhole camera does not need a lens.
ˈpinpoint verb
to place or show very exactly. He pinpointed the position on the map.
ˈpin-up noun
1. a picture of an attractive girl (or man), often pinned on a wall. He has dozens of pin-ups in his room; (also adjective) a pin-up girl.
2. the girl (or man). She's the favourite pin-up of the soldiers.
pin down
to make (someone) give a definite answer, statement, opinion or promise. I can't pin him down to a definite date for his arrival.
pins and needles
a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs. I've got pins and needles in my arm.
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Bettie Page is considered by many to be the first pin-up model in history.
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While it is thought that the pin-up (pictures of women that ranges from the down-home to the up-scale, and from the-girl-next-door to silver screen goddess) saw its heyday back in the war-torn years of the 1940s, "Alvarado's Classic Modern Pin-Ups" is a 272-page, superbly compiled collection showcasing 145 of his own contemporary pin-up photographs that would successfully rival anything once seen on a B-27 bomber plane or in a serviceman's kit bag.
It was known as "the picture that launched a million dreams"--the coy, back-to-the-camera, pin-up of Betty Grable that decorated barrack room walls the world over during the Second World War.
In Western culture, following the curvaceous line from Botticelli's Birth of Venus to Hugh Hefner's Playboy bunnies takes us through the playful yet provocative world of the pin-up.
According to Buszek, the pin-up genre assisted in and reflected wider American trends of Idealizing -- rather than discouraging -- women's economic, workforce and sexual power.
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We are extremely pleased to release this enchanting tribute to the timeless appeal of Hollywood's most famous pin-up beauties," said Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation.