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From fashion +‎ -ist.


fashionist (plural fashionists)

  1. (archaic) An obsequious follower of fashion.
    • 1650, Thomas Fuller, “Of the Clothes and Ornaments of the Jews”, in A Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines thereof; with the History of the Old and New Testament Acted thereon. [], London: William Tegg, published 1869, OCLC 729957916, book IV, section VII (Of the Riot and Luxury of the Jewish Women before the Captivity), paragraph 3, page 539:
      In the first place we may conceive many of these ornaments were only temporary, as used by the fashionists of that age, which, afterwards disused, both name and thing came to be abolished. [] For instance, it would pose a good antiquary to describe the exact fashion of herlots, paltocks, gits, haketons, tabards, court-pies, chevesails, and gipsers, barbarous names which may seem to carry a spell or conjuration in the mention of them. Yet all these were kinds of garments commonly used in England some four hundred years ago.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fashionist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)