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

Other Words from fashionable


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 What to don is key, because Preakness is not just about being fashionable, but standing out. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 10 May 2022 To be fashionable goes hand-in-hand with being forward-thinking. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 Researchers hypothesize that by the 1830s, Dutch pictures were fashionable there. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 Outside of travel, shoppers say that the Cabana Tote also makes the perfect everyday purse with its fashionable and functional design. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2022 Go beyond basic with one of these nine options, with a focus on fashionable and sustainable brands and for a variety of budgets. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 Caroline, in turn, decided Murray Hill no longer fashionable for her set and simply moved uptown. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 21 Mar. 2022 Fast Retailing, which found global success with its affordable and fashionable Uniqlo clothing, entered the Russian market in 2010. Kanoko Matsuyama, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2022 As is evidenced by Papitas’ adorable bowtie and suave haircut, this gentle-pup is extremely fashionable and trendy but also has worked hard on gaining his skills. The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some credit is also due to Joanna Gaines, whose 2013 HGTV series Fixer Upper cemented farmhouse style within our cultural lexicon and made the old-fashioned fashionable again. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Mar. 2022 Their overlapping success has made college basketball fashionable again in a town dominated by championship-hoarding professional sports teams. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 Whatever happened to Sonic Youth, the band that made noise-rock fashionable? David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021 The 9,214-square-foot home in Marietta, built in 2008, has the clay-tile roof fashionable in Encino, California, where the show is largely fictionally based. Rodney Ho, ajc, 27 Aug. 2021 Nancy and Diana became part of the fashionable set the Bright Young Things, and another sister, Unity, befriended Hitler. Michael Schulma, The New Yorker, 31 July 2021 More recently, quarries about 30 miles north of Paris specialize in an especially hard variety of Lutetian limestone fashionable in upscale building projects around the world. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 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, 30 Dec. 2020 The clog’s turn for the fashionable has been talked about ever since the aforementioned Crocs runways. Irina Grechko,, 20 Oct. 2020 See More

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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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“Fashionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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

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