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

  • noun A person who consistently wears the latest fashions.
  • noun An illustration of current styles in dress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An engraving exhibiting current fashions in dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A picture, usually a full-page advertisement, showing the latest fashion in clothing.
  • noun idiomatic A person who dresses in especially stylish fashions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  • noun a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress


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