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pin-up

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pin-up rate
(Adult / Slang)
Or: pinup. ETYMOLOGY: First recorded in the April 30, 1943 edition of Yank featuring a photograph of movie star Doris Merrick.

1. A publicity still, poster or calendar of a sexually attractive girl or movie actress, naked or in swinwear, suitable for pinning on a wall.

2. Or: pinup girl / pin-up girl , a woman shown in such a photograph or a woman pretty enough to appear in such posters and calendars.

QUOTE: Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx) in A Night in Casablanca (1946): ' I've met a lot of pin-up girls but I've never been able to pin one down.'



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