fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfash-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfa-shə-nə-\

Definition of fashionable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : conforming to the custom, fashion, or established mode
2 : of or relating to the world of fashion



Definition of fashionable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fashionable person

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fashionable


fashionability \ ˌfash-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce fashionability (audio) , ˌfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ noun
fashionableness \ ˈfash-​nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce fashionableness (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​ \ noun
fashionably \ ˈfash-​nə-​blē How to pronounce fashionably (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for fashionable

Synonyms: Adjective

à la mode (also a la mode), au courant, chic, cool [slang], exclusive, fresh [slang], happening, hip, in, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish, supercool, swell, swish, trendy, voguish

Antonyms: Adjective

dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unchic, uncool, unfashionable, unmodish, unstylish

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of fashionable in a Sentence


It isn't fashionable to express such an opinion these days. fashionable people who know all the right restaurants

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Vogueworld The Wades Turned the Red Carpet Into Family Night Sure, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are already one of the world’s most fashionable couples but every so often the pair outdo themselves. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Wades Turned the Red Carpet Into Family Night," 12 July 2019 See all of the night's most fashionable players above. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Astros rock the red carpet ahead of 2019 MLB All-Star Game," 10 July 2019 Despite the heat, attendees came out in numbers for this year ESSENCE In The Park in some of their most fashionable looks for a fantastic day filled with music and food. James Love, Essence, "The Best Fashion Moment at The 2019 ESSENCE in The Park," 5 July 2019 Ashley wore a brown leather dress while Cara rocked a gold and black pantsuit, solidifying their place as one of the most fashionable celeb couples. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Looked Totally in Love at a Wedding in Paris This Weekend," 1 July 2019 June 2018 Kylie even found a way to match Stormi’s baby sling to her outfits — leave it to her to make anything fashionable! De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster's Best Matching Moments," 30 June 2019 He is often pointed to as the visionary behind what set Apple apart from its competitors — technology that didn't just look like boxes of wires, but that was fashionable and trendy., "iPhone designer Jony Ive is leaving Apple," 28 June 2019 For the metrosexual Have a little something dropped on the door step of the most fashionable dad (or those who could use a little help in that department) each month. NBC News, "18 Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)," 12 June 2019 Where to stay: For less than half the cost of fashionable (and usually full) places in the park, the cabin rooms at Maswik Lodge are one of the Grand’s best kept secrets. Robert Earle Howells, National Geographic, "Discover the Grand Canyon's less-trafficked trails," 12 June 2019

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

See More

First Known Use of fashionable


circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionable


fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fashionable

Dictionary Entries near fashionable





fashion gray



Statistics for fashionable

Last Updated

17 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fashionable

The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fashionable



English Language Learners Definition of fashionable

: currently popular
: dressing and acting in a way that is currently popular


fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfa-shə-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfash-nə-\

Kids Definition of fashionable

: following the current fashion or style fashionable clothes

Other Words from fashionable

fashionably \ -​blē \ adverb fashionably dressed

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on fashionable

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


appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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