From fashion + Spanish -ista. Compare earlier Sandinista, Peronista, Guardianista.



fashionista (plural fashionistas)

  1. A person who creates or promotes high fashion, i.e. a fashion designer or fashion editor.
    • 2008, "High Style: Are you a Porter person?" Toronto Star, 17 Jul., p. L1,
      Toronto fashionista Suzanne Boyd, editor-in-chief of the soon-to-be-launched Zoomer magazine, recently moved back to Canada after living in Manhattan for the past four years.
  2. A person who dresses according to the trends of fashion, or one who closely follows those trends.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989 (rev. Sept., 2002).
  • "Mirror, Mirror: How Stylish People Don't Describe Themselves" by Penelope Green. "New York Times", Section 9, Page 1, Column 1, Style Desk, July 4, 1999.
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