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English definition of “sex symbol”

sex symbol

noun [C]    
someone famous who is considered very sexually attractive by many people : Marilyn Monroe is one of the cinema's most famous sex symbols .Sexually attractive people
(Definition of sex symbol noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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