sex symbol

See also: Sexsymbol and sex-symbol

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1871 used in Anthropology, first applied to a person in 1959 (Marilyn Monroe)[1].

NounEdit

sex symbol (plural sex symbols)

  1. A person who embodies the sexual ideals of a mass audience.
    In the 50's and 60's Marilyn Monroe was considered a sex symbol.

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: sex symbol
  • French: sex-symbol
  • Portuguese: sex symbol

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “sex”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English sex symbol.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sex symbol m or f (plural sex symbols)

  1. sex symbol (person who embodies sexual ideals)
    • 2020 August 18, Laia Beltran, “24 hores en pijama [24 hours in pajamas]”, in Ara[1]:
      Elles ja no necessitaven enfundar-se en les sensuals camisoles de setí que havien fet de Jean Harlow tot una sex symbol als anys 30 o en els conjunts baby doll que dues dècades més tard va popularitzar Carroll Baker.
      They no longer needed to put on the sensual satin shirts that had made Jean Harlow a total sex symbol in the 30s or in the baby doll ensembles that two decades later popularized Carroll Baker.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English sex symbol.

NounEdit

sex symbol m, f (plural sex symbols)

  1. sex symbol (person who embodies sexual ideals)