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vogue

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noun \ˈvōg\

Simple Definition of vogue

  • : something (such as a way of dressing or behaving) that is fashionable or popular in a particular time and place

Full Definition of vogue

  1. 1 archaic :  the leading place in popularity or acceptance

  2. 2 a :  popular acceptation or favor :  popularity b :  a period of popularity

  3. 3 :  one that is in fashion at a particular time

vogue adjective

Examples of vogue

  1. the new vogue for scarves

  2. His art seems to be enjoying a vogue these days.

  3. When did Thai food come into vogue?

  4. That style went out of vogue years ago.



Origin of vogue

Middle French, action of rowing, course, fashion, from voguer to sail, from Old French, from Old Italian vogare to row


First Known Use: 1571

Synonym Discussion of vogue

fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place <the current fashion>. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <a media baron used to traveling in style>. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <slim bodies are the mode at this resort>. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <short skirts are back in vogue>. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <last year's fad is over>. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time> <crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted>.

Rhymes with vogue


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vogue

verb

Definition of vogue

voguedvogu·ing or vogue·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to strike poses in campy imitation of fashion models especially as a kind of dance

vogu·er play \ˈvō-gər\ noun


Origin of vogue

from Vogue, a fashion magazine


First Known Use: 1989

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