Meaning of Gibson girl

Gib'son girl"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson.
  2. of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked, fitted blouse or bodice with full puff sleeves and a long skirt with a flared bottom and a tightly fitted waistline.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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