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à la mode

adjective \ˌä-lə-ˈmōd, ˌa-lə-\

Simple Definition of à la mode

  • : topped with ice cream

  • : stylish or fashionable

Full Definition of à la mode

  1. 1 :  fashionable, stylish

  2. 2 :  topped with ice cream

Examples of à la mode

  1. apple pie à la mode

  2. a political movement that was once à la mode



Variants of à la mode

also a la modeplay \ˌä-lə-ˈmōd, ˌa-lə-\

Origin of à la mode

French, according to the fashion


First Known Use: 1641


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