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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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