fash·​ion·​able | \ˈfash-nə-bəl, 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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Other Words from fashionable


fashionability \ˌfash-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē, ˌfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ noun
fashionableness \ˈfash-​nə-​bəl-​nəs, ˈfa-​shə-​ \ noun
fashionably \ˈfash-​nə-​blē, 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


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

But for the most part, Cheryl is still that strong, girly, fashionable person. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Madelaine Petsch on 'Riverdale' Season 3, Cheryl's Serpent Style, and More," 10 Oct. 2018 Another sale any fashionable person must not miss is The Outnet's seasonal designer clearance event. Allure, "The Best Sales This Week That Are Not Amazon Prime Day," 17 July 2018 While Prince Harry's reported status as van Straubenzee's best man guaranteed his attendance with his ever-fashionable bride, rumor initially had it that Prince William and Kate Middleton had also RSVPed. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Skipped Charlie van Straubenzee's Wedding," 6 Aug. 2018 Even the streamlined red servers' station looks fashionable. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 Wearing a floral top and striped skirt, the pre-teen is still the fashion envy of anyone her age—and possibly the only 12-year-old capable of wearing florals to match her mom and look fashionable doing it. Hilary Weaver, Vanities, "Let It Be Known That Suri Cruise Is Having a Better Summer Than Anyone," 2 July 2018 The Daft Punk aesthetic might be more fashionable with their cool and sophisticated tone, but I’ve always been drawn to the boisterous, super fun and almost zany approach of Basement Jaxx. Kat Bein, Billboard, "A-Trak Interviews Sammy Bananas About New Album, Climate Change & Sick Mustaches: Exclusive," 14 June 2018 Isa Giallorenzo Who knew a sleeveless button-down shirt could look fashionable? Isa Giallorenzo, Chicago Reader, "Style This life coach is inspired by Helmut Lang and the films of Wong Kar-wai," 5 June 2018 So Solid Dawn One-Piece Doesn’t hurt to look fashionable on your morning swim, right? Sarah Sekula, Fox News, "Mother's Day gifts your active, adventurous, outdoorsy mom will love," 8 May 2018

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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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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, 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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