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

  • n. An extremely successful and internationally famous fashion model.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A highly paid, famous fashion model.

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

  • n. a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity


First written example dating from 1942 in the English language. Falsely attributed to supermodel Janice Dickinson, who says she coined the term nearly 40 years later. (Wiktionary)



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