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

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for fashionable

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Smartwatches are more fashionable than ever while maintaining functionality., "Save 28% on Fitbit Ionic and keep your 2021 health goals on track," 4 Feb. 2021 Danielle Cote, the director of training operations at Pure Barre recommends these functional and fashionable bangles that fit snug on your wrists or ankles. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "Health and fitness gift ideas for anyone obsessed with working out," 17 Dec. 2020 The name, which America Firsters call one another, derives from a variation of the Pepe the Frog meme, which is fashionable among white supremacists. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "Among the Insurrectionists," 15 Jan. 2021 Supposedly bourgeois qualities like vanity, excessive love of fashionable clothes and cosmetics, and a desire for money or fame are not condemned reflexively. Sophie Pinkham, The New York Review of Books, "‘Something Resembling Normal Life’," 17 Nov. 2020 Pose with a fashionable cause and the reward is instantaneous. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "The Appalling Hypocrisy of Woke Corporations," 29 Dec. 2020 So give someone a healthier (and more fashionable) 2021 with yoga gifts from Alo Yoga. CNN Underscored, "Alo Yoga’s bringing the gift of 360 wellness this holiday season," 19 Dec. 2020 Will foodies return to fashionable restaurants, young people to the hottest bars? Paul Wiseman And Alexandra Olson,, "From restaurants to retail, travel to telecommuting, COVID-19 has transformed the economy. Which changes will stick?," 16 Dec. 2020 Design consultant Jean Lin has tried to bring the spirit of those fashionable rooms to a trio of model apartments at 40 Bleecker, a new luxury condominium building in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "These New York Apartments Conjure Up Paris, London, and Tokyo," 15 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Anthony Bourdain in particular, with his seminal 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential, made food service fashionable, turning crass, hard-partying hourly grease slingers like us into underground rock stars. Jeff Winkler, The Atlantic, "The Art of Cooking While Everything Burns," 30 Dec. 2020 The clog’s turn for the fashionable has been talked about ever since the aforementioned Crocs runways. Irina Grechko,, "It’s Official: We Are In The Golden Age Of Clogs," 20 Oct. 2020

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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

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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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21 Feb 2021

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“Fashionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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

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