Similar to "classic," iconic is generally restricted to more recent, highly original, influential, or unique, works of art, artists, or performers. As such they are now well-established and widely celebrated in popular culture.
"Oedipus Rex" is a classic, but the original "Planet of the Apes" is truly iconic.
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A word used to show great approval over something. It is generally always used in modern media, especially scenes. When you say somethings is "iconic", you're saying it is the best out of anything else.

Prim examples: clips, scenes, hair, nails, shoes, albums, concerts, lipsticks, celebrities, magazines, etc.
Example:

Katy Perry's blonde hair is so ICONIC. It tots tray
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when a group of individuals are incredibly unique when separate, but become even more epic when they are associated with each other
"Wow, all of my friends are gay! This is truly iconic behavior."
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when a group of individuals are incredibly unique when separate, but become even cooler when they are associated with each other
"Wow, all of my friends are gay! This is truly iconic behavior."
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An individual who is known for their authentic personality and individual aesthetic.
Tracy, "Oh my gosh, have you met my friend Dash yet?"

Tiffany, "OH MY, I heard SO MUCH about him but not yet!"

Tracy, "EXCUSE ME? You need to! He's such an icon! you would love him!"
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