Definitions

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

  • n. A picture, especially of a sexually attractive person, that is displayed on a wall.
  • n. A person considered a suitable model for such a picture.
  • n. Something intended to be affixed to a wall.
  • adj. Suitable for a pinup.
  • adj. Designed to be attached to a wall.

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  • n. Variant spelling of pin-up

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Examples

  • Sitemeter Sez: Jonesboro, Arkansas sailboarded in just long enough to snap up Diana Dors 'PHOTO -- the popular English pinup from the late 50's and early 60's.

    View from the Northern Border

  • 'It's so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who's basically a pinup, which is what I've always aspired to be,' said Lohan.

    Archive 2006-08-06

  • What is it like to be referred to as a pinup boy when you do such serious work protecting the rest of us here?

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2002

  • I'm pretty sure some of the things I call pinup aren't real pinups:) Whenever I think about it I remember those

    Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' News & Reviews

  • In return for their donations, St. Jude supporters write their names on a Halloween pumpkin pinup, which is displayed on the establishment's walls throughout the month.

    Eureka Times Standard Most Viewed

  • “It’s so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who’s basically a pinup, which is what I’ve always aspired to be,” Lindsay gushed.

    Lindsay Lohan Marilyn Monroe Vogue Magazine Spain Photoshoot

  • It’s so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who’s basically a pinup, which is what I’ve always aspired to be.

    Think Progress » Lohan to Iraq: Fully Loaded.

  • It ` s so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten who ` s basically a pinup, which is what I ` ve always aspired to be. "

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2006

  • Chapters begin with alternating pictures of the main cast, some of them of a "pinup" sensibility.

    AnimeBlogger.net Antenna

  • She says it in the same starry-eyed way kids talk about growing up to be astronauts, but actually seems to believe it, that somehow she can go from being this kind of pinup girl for her Tea Party friends to the White House.

    NY Daily News

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