Definition of Gibson girl in English:

Gibson girl

noun

  • A girl typifying the fashionable ideal of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    • ‘Whether the goody-goody Gibson girl or the dancing flapper, the single woman finally had purchasing power.’
    • ‘By the end of the century corsets produced the sinuous body shape of the Gibson girl, with a protruding bust and derrière, and small waist.’
    • ‘After so much detail on Florence Nightingale, the Gibson girl and the YWCA, the coverage of the past few decades feels sparse - which might be intentional, since many readers will remember them.’

Origin

Represented in the work of Charles D. Gibson (1867–1944), American artist and illustrator.

Pronunciation:

Gibson girl

/ˈɡɪbs(ə)n/