fashionable

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adjective

fash·​ion·​able ˈfash-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio)
ˈfa-shə-nə-
1
: conforming to the custom, fashion, or established mode
2
: of or relating to the world of fashion
fashionability
ˌfash-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce fashionable (audio)
ˌfa-shə-nə-
noun
fashionableness noun
fashionably
ˈfash-nə-blē How to pronounce fashionable (audio)
ˈfa-shə-nə-
adverb

fashionable

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noun

: a fashionable person

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
His crew who is also fashionable consists of Justine Skye, Daniella Taylor, and Tara Raani. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 17 Apr. 2024 On Instagram, her former bandmates paid homage to Posh, aka the quintet’s fashionable one, with a video montage of her in her pop-star era. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 17 Apr. 2024 Gwyneth Paltrow has raised one fashionable daughter! Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 Top 5 Can’t Miss The fashionable, Parisian-style brasserie and rooftop terrace at Hôtel Le Place d’Armes, a boutique luxury property overlooking Place d’Armes and the Notre-Dame Basilica, attracts locals and tourists alike. Elizabeth Warkentin, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2024 Hip coffee shops and eateries in the fashionable German Colony neighborhood did a brisk business selling lattes and vegan lunch bowls. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the 35-year-old who has fashionable items of her own to sell from a new clothing line. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2024 As app fatigue creeps in and real-life meet-cutes become fashionable again, Gen Z and millennials are acting on their office crushes—and some are learning tough lessons along the way. Jasmine Li, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2024 The fashionable tot sported what appeared to be a Burberry jacket that was teamed with black joggers for the day out with his proud mom. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024
Noun
It is copied, amended and upgraded, embraced by Hollywood actors in search of the fashionable. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2023 David cannot be bullied — by tribe, by the fashionable; by the Left, by the Right; by majorities, by minorities. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 4 Jan. 2023 Cava is a chain restaurant that’s making food in bowls fashionable. Dallas News, 1 Jan. 2023 The grand uptown apartments and their over-the-top aesthetics — Louis Quinze, chintz, baronial splendor — fell out of fashion, at least among the fashionable. Curbed, 8 Nov. 2022 All of which is to say: Walsh is ready to adapt on the fly as various outrages and panics flit from fashionable to played out on the right. Indigo Olivier, The New Republic, 27 Dec. 2022 Some might say, that is the complete opposite of fashionable in its literary form. Paul Westall, Forbes, 19 July 2022 If Elsa Schiaparelli first made the jumpsuit fashionable in the 1930s, today it is being popularized by celebrities like Harry Styles, Evan Mock, Jacob Elordi, and Gigi. Irene Kim, Vogue, 21 May 2022 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

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Fashionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fashionable. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fashionable

adjective
fash·​ion·​able
ˈfash-(ə-)nə-bəl
1
: following the fashion : stylish
fashionable clothes
2
: of or relating to the world of fashion : popular among those who set fashions
fashionable stores
fashionableness noun
fashionably
-blē
adverb

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