fashionable

adjective
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

fashionable

noun

Definition of fashionable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fashionable person

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Other Words from fashionable

Adjective

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

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Examples of fashionable in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Art exhibitions change every six to eight weeks and the invite-only opening parties consistently see Amsterdam's most fashionable in attendance. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 Chobani LLC helped make yogurt one of the most fashionable foods of the past decade, championing a natural and healthy aesthetic that won over consumers. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Yogurt Sales Sour as Options Proliferate," 9 Apr. 2019 Amal and her husband were spotted arm-in-arm Ciampino Airport, looking fashionable as ever. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney's Boho Chic Airport Style Has Us Ready for Summer," 14 May 2019 Except for the fact, of course, that as the executive editor of Style.com, one of the prerequisites of the job was looking fashionable. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "How Having a Baby Ended My Fashion Obsession," 28 Aug. 2018 Only Wade seems capable of making it look fashionable again. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School," 17 Apr. 2018 Back in October 2016, Rihanna made a $35 #WithHer print look fashionable with a $4,400 Louis Vuitton bag for the ultimate high-low combination. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Rihanna Commemorates the Last Moments in Her 20s with Pre-Birthday 'I Hate Rihanna' Shirt," 19 Feb. 2018 Google clearly wants to develop Wear OS into a strong competitor to the Apple Watch, but without new hardware that’s smaller, faster, and more fashionable, Tiles aren’t going to move the needle too much. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google's Wear OS gets glancy with swipeable Tiles for news, weather, timers, and more," 1 May 2019 Following a week that was filled with serious style from Slick Woods and Lily Collins, many celebs proved that the weekend can be just as fashionable, too. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Dressed as “Captain Marvel” And More of the Weekend’s Stylish Celeb Moments," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of fashionable

Adjective

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionable

Adjective

fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

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Dictionary Entries near fashionable

fash

fasherie

fashion

fashionable

fashion gray

fashionist

fashionista

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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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fashionable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fashionable

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

fashionable

adjective
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

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