One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman who seeks to remain fashionable or stylish despite financial difficulties or a limited budget.
- ‘Publishers and novelists believe what has been dubbed "recessionista fiction" will strike a chord with readers who have run out of sympathy with the shopaholics of previous best-sellers.’
- ‘The question is whether this thrift...will last only as long as the credit crunch and the trendiness of the recessionista.’
- ‘Well our resident recessionista has some fabulous tips for shopping second hand.’
- ‘She's got some tips for fasionistas turned recessionistas.’
- ‘If I hear the term "recessionista" one more time in a glossy, I think I will actually explode.’
- ‘Enter the recessionista, that frugal fashionista who's not afraid to troll the clearance racks.’
- ‘The Olsen girl will front the March cover wearing Proenza (does Proenza do "recessionista chic"?).’
- ‘These adorable, fairytale-like creations, which recall Alice In Wonderland and smack of defiant frivolity and impracticality, are the recessionista's status symbol of choice.’
- ‘The global financial crisis spawned the recessionista; now global warming has 'carborexics' and 'dark greens', environmental extremists who factor carbon counts into every aspect of their lives.’
- ‘We're going to show you where the "recessionistas" are finding some real deals.’
Early 21st century: from recession + -ista.
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