fashion plate

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of fashion plate

1 : an illustration of a clothing style
2 : a person who dresses in the latest fashions

Recent Examples of fashion plate from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fashion plate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fashion plate

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

FASHION PLATE Defined for English Language Learners

fashion plate

Definition of fashion plate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who dresses in the current fashions : a fashionable person


Learn More about fashion plate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fashion plate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to recoil in dread or terror

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!