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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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), chic, cool [slang], exclusive, happening, hip, in, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish, supercool, swell, trendy, voguish

Antonyms: Adjective

dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unfashionable, 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

The intricacies of dressing the fashionable Victorian woman were demonstrated by three models. Ruth Sowby Rands,, "On the Town: Women’s Council donates $20,000 to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital," 19 June 2018 In Tehran today, some fashionable young women wear tighter clothes with a scarf loosely covering their head, technically meeting the requirements of the law while drawing the ire of conservatives. Fox News, "Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate," 23 Apr. 2018 Days after stunning in a maximalist Dolce & Gabbana look to go shopping in Milan, music’s most fashionable woman took things in the opposite direction, trading ornate finery for the comfort of a Canadian tuxedo. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Is How Rihanna Does Denim on Denim," 12 Apr. 2018 Dior went a different route and plastered the runway with ’60s protest posters, staging their own, fashionable women’s march. Carolyn Twersky, The Cut, "What DVF Told Designers Before Fashion Week," 8 Mar. 2018 The trio of Boston athletes was included in Sports Illustrated’s third annual list of most fashionable athletes, released Tuesday. Nicole Yang,, "3 Boston athletes were named to Sports Illustrated’s most fashionable list," 11 July 2018 Get inspired by some of our favorite fashionable ladies here and then shop out the style below. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Realisation Par’s Leopard Print Skirt Keeps Selling Out," 28 June 2018 In 2015, Justin Bieber was able to synthesize then-fashionable E.D.M. and trop-house sounds into three No. Dj Louie Xiv, Vanities, "Has 2018 Killed the Pop Star?," 22 June 2018 But illness reduces me to a sort of old ancient stereotype of the ailing ghostly white woman and that happens to be a fashionable American aesthetic. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "The Healthyish Drink of the Summer is Here," 21 June 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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