Definitions

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  • n. A woman who can dress stylishly on a tight budget.

Etymologies

Blend of recession and fashionista. First print usage dating from 1993 in the English language. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now that the term recessionista has replaced fashionista in many fashion mags, it's more important than ever to define your personal style.

    Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

  • 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.

    Latest News Online - Express Indian

  • NBC Universal's Oxygen doesn't have shows on air specifically targeting the "recessionista" -

    Multichannel News: Breaking News

  • 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.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Episode 7 Recap: Kind of Blue

  • Suddenly, the word "recessionista" has some cachet!

    Nicole Williams: Five Reasons to Love the Recession

  • Our 'recessionista' version of this dress is available in two-toned chocolate brown and is miraculously flattering and sexy.

    Gossip Girl Fashion - Available Now!

  • Our "recessionista," Lola Ogunnaike -- do you like being call that?

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2008

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So what are some of your "recessionista" tricks?

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2008

  • 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.

    Arse End Of Ireland

  • She's called the "recessionista" and she delights in spending $70 rather than $700 on a cashmere cardigan or $1 to make a kiwi fruit face mask instead of shelling out $100 for a session at a trendy day spa.

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