- Blend of recession and fashionista. First print usage dating from 1993 in the English language. (Wiktionary)
“Now that the term recessionista has replaced fashionista in many fashion mags, it's more important than ever to define your personal style.”
“The word recessionista - originally a person who enjoys dressing fashionably on a budget - has gained rapidly in currency and now embraces the worlds of dining, entertaining and beauty.”
“NBC Universal's Oxygen doesn't have shows on air specifically targeting the "recessionista" -”
“The second look, "Logan's look," also demonstrates a "recessionista" trick -- how to make a blouse out of the confidential and potentially damning documents your boss asked you to shred during the Wall Street melee.”
“Suddenly, the word "recessionista" has some cachet!”
“Our 'recessionista' version of this dress is available in two-toned chocolate brown and is miraculously flattering and sexy.”
“Our "recessionista," Lola Ogunnaike -- do you like being call that?”
“UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So what are some of your "recessionista" tricks?”
“We've got the term "recessionista", which refers to dickheads who'd never been inside Dunnes til their estate agent boyfriends ended up in the dole queue.”
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