a) Variant spelling of pin-up <!Derived meaning during WWII when such images were "pinned" to a surface (eg: locker) or otherwise displayed and made popular, ie: on bomber nose fairings. <!Etymology: From mechanics practice of pinning up the centerfolds on the notice board or wall of a predomanently male-only area; a garage.
b) A pinup girl; a portrait or representation of a provocative model or centerfold.

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  • pinup — [pin′up΄] adj. 1. that is or can be pinned up on or otherwise fastened to a wall [a pinup lamp ] ☆ 2. Informal designating a person whose sexual attractiveness makes her or him a suitable subject for the kind of pictures often pinned up on walls… …   English World dictionary

  • pinup — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from pin up, v., from pin (II) + up, adverb : something that is fastened to a wall: as a. : a photograph of a pinup girl …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinup — /pin up /, n. 1. a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person, suitable for pinning on a wall. 2. a person in such a photograph. 3. a device or fixture that is fastened to a wall, as a lamp. adj. 4. of, pertaining to, or appearing in a… …   Universalium

  • pinup — I. noun Date: 1943 something fastened to a wall: as a. a photograph or poster of a person considered to have glamorous qualities b. something (as a lamp) designed for wall attachment II. adjective Date: 1941 1. of or relating to pinups < male… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pinup — Erstes Pin up von Charles Dana Gibson (1887) Ein Pin up ist das üblicherweise in erotischer Pose dargestellte Bild einer Frau, das an Wände geheftet wird. Diese Form der weiblichen Darstellung war und ist besonders bei Soldaten beliebt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pinup — pin|up [ pınʌp ] noun count INFORMAL someone who is sexually attractive and appears in photographs that people hang on their walls a. a photograph hanging of a pinup on a wall, especially of a pinup wearing very few clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pinup — pin•up [[t]ˈpɪnˌʌp[/t]] n. 1) a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person, suitable for pinning on a wall 2) a person in such a photograph 3) of, suitable for, or appearing in a pinup 4) designed for hanging or fastening on a wall: a… …   From formal English to slang

  • pinup — Synonyms and related words: Miss America, Telephoto, Wirephoto, aerial photograph, bathing beauty, beau ideal, beaut, beauty, beauty contest winner, beauty queen, belle, black and white photograph, bunny, candid photograph, charmer, cheesecake,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pinup — pin|up sb., pen, per, perne, i sms. pinup , fx pinupbillede, pinuppige …   Dansk ordbog

  • Pinup — Pin up Pin up moderne inspirée de stéréotypes des années 1950. Une pin up est une femme dans une pose attirante ou « sexy » dont on accroche habituellement une image sur un coin de mur, d où le terme anglais de « pin up girl » …   Wikipédia en Français

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