It girl or it girl ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a young woman with sex appeal and a magnetic personality.
- an extremely popular and attractive young socialite or celebrity.
Origin of It girl nickname given to the sex symbol Clara Bow, subject of the 1927 novel and movie It, written by Elinor Glyn, who popularized the concept of it1 in the slang sense of ‘sex appeal’ Examples from the Web for it girl Contemporary Examples of it girl
How an It-girl went from celebrity Kremlin insider to ‘traitor’—all for her public criticisms of the Russian president.
Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova
June 22, 2012
The 26-year-old supermodel and British it-girl has started an online magazine.
November 22, 2010
She signed with Next Models agency in Paris where she became an it-girl almost overnight.
November 23, 2009
With Paris and Milan being the fashion cities, it seems odd that no French or Italian girl is in the new “It-girl” mix.
May 11, 2009
British Dictionary definitions for it girl It girl noun
- a rich, usually attractive, young woman who spends most of her time shopping or socializing
Word Origin for It girl C20: from it, in the sense: sex appeal