Definition of inspo in English:



mass nouninformal
  • Something or someone that serves as inspiration or motivation.

    ‘we can provide outfit inspo’
    ‘you can get some inspo from this Pinterest board’
    count noun ‘he was a huge inspo to me’
    • ‘If you know someone who is in a creative cul-de-sac and needs some inspo, then be a pal and pass this over to them.’
    • ‘She took some inspo from Rihanna and dyed her tresses red.’
    • ‘She always looks every inch the yummy-mummy, giving us all airport fashion inspo wearing simple but stylish pieces.’
    • ‘They vibed off 'lad culture', so that's where the sporty inspo comes in.’
    • ‘Did someone say wedding inspo?’
    • ‘Many of our fave celebs keep it casual, giving us lots of cold weather dressing inspo.’
    • ‘The celebrity fashion inspo site has a page dedicated to his on-point looks.’
    • ‘With yet another batch of wardrobe inspo, we cannot be more ready to bid winter adieu.’
    • ‘You can totally take inspo from these incredible videos next time you want to cover a zit or make under-eye circles look less noticeable.’
    • ‘Here are some snaps to get the summer nail inspo going strong.’
    • ‘While getting a little inspo from the celebrities is definitely one place to start, we asked our Beauty Panel members to share their craziest take on the statement lip.’
    • ‘While Rosie looked beach ready in the white dress, her look was considerably more toned down than her style inspo.’
    • ‘If you are looking for some style inspo take a leaf out of the book of these ladies who fused street style and designer labels.’
    • ‘Take your roll-neck 'inspo' from the following chic ladies on the street.’
    stimulus, stimulation, motivation, motivating force, fillip, encouragement, influence, muse, goad, spur, lift, boost, incentive, incitement, impulse, catalyst
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Early 21st century: short for inspiration, perhaps influenced by thinspo.