[fash-uh-nee-stuh] /ˌfæʃ əˈni stə/
a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry.
(informal) a person who follows trends in the fashion industry obsessively and strives continually to adopt the latest fashions
a person working in or deeply involved with the high-fashion industry, such as a designer, model, photographer, buyer, writer, wearer; a devotee to clothing fashion
fashion + Spanish -ista (agent noun)
by 1996, from fashion + -ista (see -ist). In the same sense were fashionist (1610s, alive as late as 1850); fashion-monger (1590s); fashion-fly (1868).
A well-dressed person, esp a stylish one: The present-day racketeer is a veritable fashion plate (1920s+)
noun 1. a person who consistently wears the latest style in dress. 2. an illustration showing the prevailing or new fashion in clothes. noun 1. an illustration of the latest fashion in dress 2. a fashionably dressed person noun phrase A well-dressed person, esp a stylish one: The present-day racketeer is a veritable fashion plate […]
- Fashion roadkill
noun a person who tries to dress fashionably, but looks ridiculous Usage Note slang noun phrase
/ˈfæʃənɪ/ adjective 1. (informal) of or relating to fashion; fashionable; trendy: a more upbeat fashiony look
- Fashion victim
noun 1. (informal) a person who slavishly follows fashion noun a person who follows every clothing trend Usage Note informal