New words pop up all the time. They are a window into our culture and our times. Faith Dwight, the editor of Raleigh’s skirt! magazine, sent me a news release she received that used the word recessionista. From the context of the release, I understood that a recessionista is a bargain hunter with style, a woman who wants to remain fashionable and well-groomed for less money in these tough economic times. It derives from fashionista, a word spawned in the 1990s to describe a person who is obsessively interested in fashion.
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