fashionista by 1996, from FASHION (Cf. fashion) + -ista (see -IST (Cf. -ist)). In the same sense were fashionist (1610s, alive as late as 1850); fashion-monger (1590s); fashion-fly (1868).

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  • fashionista — noun Etymology: 1fashion + ista (as in Sandinista) Date: 1993 a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fashionista — /fash euh nee steuh/, n. a very fashionable person, esp. one who works in the fashion industry. [1990 95; FASHION + It ista IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fashionista —    Person or persons respected as being in the know with regard to what is in and/or out of fashion.    See also Brummell, George Bryan (Beau) …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • fashionista — fash|ion|ist|a [ˌfæʃəˈni:stə] n informal someone who is very interested in fashion and who likes the very newest styles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fashionista — fash|ion|is|ta [ ,fæʃə nistə ] noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM someone who is very interested in fashion or who works in the fashion industry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fashionista — pl.m. fashionisti pl.f. fashioniste …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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  • fashionista — [ˌfaʃən i:stə] noun informal 1》 a designer of haute couture. 2》 a devoted follower of fashion …   English new terms dictionary

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