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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Other Words from fashionable


fashionability \ ˌfash-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce fashionability (audio) , ˌfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ noun
fashionableness \ ˈfash-​nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce fashionableness (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​ \ noun
fashionably \ ˈfash-​nə-​blē How to pronounce fashionably (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 Now that Westbrook has joined a team that already had style stars Harden and P.J. Tucker, the Rockets could be the most fashionable NBA team ever. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Harden set to pair with Westbrook and chase title in Houston," 27 Sep. 2019 There was indeed a time when this belief was fashionable and known as the killer ape theory. Rajni Bakshi, Quartz India, "If we are naturally violent, why do armies spend so much on training to kill?," 1 Oct. 2019 The vaping kit options colorfully advertised online are fashionable and many. Los Angeles Times, "Hoodies, watches and other camouflaged vaping devices confound parents, schools," 19 Sep. 2019 The vaping kit options colorfully advertised online are fashionable and many. Anna Maria Barry-jester, CNN, "Disguised vaping devices are hoodwinking parents and schools," 18 Sep. 2019 The TAO Group's fashionable nightclub was given a full facelift inside and out by the Rockwell Group. Kat Bein, Billboard, "MadeinTYO Set to Make Avenue NY Debut," 28 Feb. 2018 The fashionable royal has shown us that flats like knee-high boots and sneakers can be just as stylish (and functional) on the job, and yesterday was no exception. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Jokes About Changing from High Heels to Combat Boots," 29 Mar. 2019 The high-neck, white floral frock was designed by Erdem, a favorite of many fashionable royals. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Proves a Floral Dress Works at Royal Ascot and the UN," 27 July 2018 Click above to watch the video and see the ’70s come alive in very fashionable way. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "Watch This Fashionable Tribute to Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin," 4 Apr. 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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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Fashionable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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How to pronounce fashionable (audio)

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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