Simple Definition of de rigueur
: necessary if you want to be fashionable, popular, socially acceptable, etc.
Full Definition of de rigueur
: prescribed or required by fashion, etiquette, or custom : proper
Examples of de rigueur
Dark sunglasses are de rigueur these days.
<though he was wearing a dinner jacket and a black bow tie, his jeans and tennis shoes were hardly de rigueur>
Origin of de rigueur
First Known Use: 1833
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