from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The American young woman of the 1890s as idealized in sketches by the American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944).
  • adj. Of or relating to a clothing style marked by a high neck, puffed sleeves, and a tightly fitted waistline.

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  • n. the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson


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