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Meaning of "It girl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IT GIRL

From it, in the sense: sex appeal.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IT GIRL

It girl play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IT GIRL

noun
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
It girl is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IT GIRL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

It girl

"It girl" is a term for a young woman who possesses the indefinable quality "It", absolute attraction without flaunting her sexuality. The early usage of the concept "it" in this meaning may be seen in a 1904 short story by Rudyard Kipling: "It isn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just 'It'." The expression reached global attention in 1927, with the film It, starring Clara Bow. Elinor Glyn, who wrote the story for the film, lectured: "With 'It,' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction." The It Girl is said to be the invention of Glyn's elder sister, the renowned couturier Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, known professionally simply as "Lucile". She was the first fashion designer to dress stars from Mary Pickford to Sarah Bernhardt, both on and off stage and screen. In Paris, her fashions were popular among the haute bohemia; even Mata Hari was said to don her "It Girl" style. While "it girls" of today are commonly young females in the worlds of fashion or show-business, the original concept focused on personality. Kipling's "Mrs.

Definition of It girl in the English dictionary

The definition of It girl in the dictionary is a rich, usually attractive, young woman who spends most of her time shopping or socializing.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IT GIRL

It.
it´d
it´ll
it´s
It´s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.
it´s early days
it´s London to a brick
ITA
itacism
itacolumite
itaconic acid
ital.
Italia
Italia irredenta
Italian
Italian cypress
Italian East Africa

WORDS THAT END LIKE IT GIRL

baby girl
ball girl
best girl
birthday girl
bunny girl
call girl
chorus girl
cover girl
day girl
flower girl
funny girl
Gibson girl
girl
glamour girl
golden girl
old girl
servant girl
show girl
weather girl
wonder girl
working girl

Synonyms and antonyms of It girl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «It girl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IT GIRL

Find out the translation of It girl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of It girl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «It girl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

这女孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

It girl
570 millions of speakers

English

It girl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यह लड़की
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انها فتاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Это девушка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

It girl
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এটা মেয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

il fille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ia perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

es Mädchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

この少女
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그것은 소녀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iku cah wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nó cô gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அது பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ती मुलगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Esso ragazza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

to dziewczyna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

це дівчина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Acesta fată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Είναι κορίτσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dit meisie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

den flicka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

det jente
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of It girl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IT GIRL»

The term «It girl» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.902 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IT GIRL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about It girl

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IT GIRL»

Discover the use of It girl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to It girl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The It Girl
THE IT GIRL is the first in a sassy, sophisticated, completely addictive new series.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2012
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Accidental It Girl
What comes around.
Libby Street, 2006
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Tempted: An It Girl Novel
When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn't commit - starting the Miller Farm fire - she thought her time was up at elite Waverly Academy.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2012
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Classic: An It Girl Novel
It's almost Valentine's Day at Waverly Academy and love is in the air...and in everyone's inboxes.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2012
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Adored: An It Girl Novel
Jenny Humphrey's time at Waverly Academy has had its ups and downs - from making enemies of the most popular girl at school to stealing her room mate's boyfriend.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2012
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Confessions of a Not It Girl
From first-time author Melissa Kantor comes a fresh and witty look at senior year from the perspective of one girl convinced she is everything but 'It.'
Melissa Kantor, 2010
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It Girl #9: Devious
The ninth engrossing novel in the #1 bestselling It Girl series.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2009
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It Girl #10: Classic
It's almost Valentine's Day at Waverly Academy, and love is in the air...and in everyone's inboxes.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2010
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Infamous: An It Girl Novel
The seventh fabulous novel in the New York Times bestselling IT GIRL series.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2012
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The It Girl #5: Lucky: An It Girl Novel
Jenny Humphrey has attended some crazy parties at Waverly Academy, but none as hot as the bash at Miller farm, where the barn went up in flames.
Cecily von Ziegesar, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IT GIRL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term It girl is used in the context of the following news items.
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British Tabloid Shows Queen as Girl in Nazi Salute - Newser
Who Is Miley Cyrus' New Girlfriend? 5 Things To Know About... Is Sofia Richie the Next It Girl? First Look! Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard ... «Newser, Jul 15»
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Fiction review: 'China Rich Girlfriend,' by Kevin Kwan - The Dallas …
There's a Singaporean It Girl who must figure out who really bought her insanely jealous husband's tech company before the mystery destroys ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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Keep that closet decluttered - The Orange County Register
Chances are you have the equivalent of whatever elements the It Girl of the moment is sporting, if not the actual designer item. Or use your ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
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Food fest turns South Bank into a taste sensation | Brisbane Food …
JUDD Apatow reckons she'll bring about gender equality. She says she's a work in progress. Meet Hollywood's new it girl, Amy Schumer. «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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The 2015 Halftime Top 10 | Swarajya
It features 2015 “It girl” Alicia Vikander (who will soon be in every movie released) and a couple of men who moved from this to The Force ... «Swarajya, Jul 15»
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You need to see Cara Delevingne beatboxing | BreakingNews.ie
International it girl Cara Delevingne is shaping up to be a woman of many talents – supermodel, Hollywood actress, iconic eyebrow bearer, ... «BreakingNews.ie, Jul 15»
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Kelly Slater, Guy Sebastian, Adrian Grenier and more join campaign …
JUDD Apatow reckons she'll bring about gender equality. She says she's a work in progress. Meet Hollywood's new it girl, Amy Schumer. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
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Is Sofia Richie the Next It Girl? | Gossip Girl
Confession: I miss the old Nicole Richie. Give me Simple Life Nicole or give me death. And now her little sister Sofia Richie is stepping into the ... «Gossip Girl, Jul 15»
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Michael Kors gushes over it girl Gigi Hadid - TV3 Xposé
Michael Kors celebrates the women he has worked with in the past hailing Gigi Hadid ''divine and amazing''. «TV3.ie, Jul 15»
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Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel's New It Girl : Entertainment : Headlines …
Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel's New It Girl. Step back Kendall Jenner, Karl Lagerfeld has a new muse! By Kaitlin Thorpe | Jul 17, 2015 10:13 AM ... «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»

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