fashionable

adjective
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

fashionable

noun

Definition of fashionable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fashionable person

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Other Words from fashionable

Adjective

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

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

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

Where to stay: For less than half the cost of fashionable (and usually full) places in the park, the cabin rooms at Maswik Lodge are one of the Grand’s best kept secrets. Robert Earle Howells, National Geographic, "Discover the Grand Canyon's less-trafficked trails," 12 June 2019 Where were the fashionable older women who had recently graced the Style section of the New York Times? Longreads, "True Roots," 5 June 2019 Talk of antitrust is suddenly fashionable, but efforts by the government to break up companies have been rare, time-consuming and not always successful. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In," 3 June 2019 And as perfect as Paros seems, in recent years its smaller satellite, Antiparos (the name is a little absurd, almost comical, like antimatter), has become still more fashionable, a haunt of American rock and movie stars. Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 Carried by the top influencers during New York Fashion Week, her statement-making teeny bags are unique, fashionable, and of course, practical. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "An Interview With Handbag Designer Alfeya Valrina," 8 Mar. 2019 To mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, The Times rounded up 10 of the best looks styled by costumer Patricia Field to unleash the (fashionable) green-eyed monster in all of us. Tara Paniogue, latimes.com, "'Sex and the City': The top 10 looks from the fashion-forward series," 5 June 2018 Art exhibitions change every six to eight weeks and the invite-only opening parties consistently see Amsterdam's most fashionable in attendance. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 Chobani LLC helped make yogurt one of the most fashionable foods of the past decade, championing a natural and healthy aesthetic that won over consumers. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Yogurt Sales Sour as Options Proliferate," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of fashionable

Adjective

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionable

Adjective

fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

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Dictionary Entries near fashionable

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fasherie

fashion

fashionable

fashion gray

fashionist

fashionista

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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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fashionable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fashionable

: currently popular
: dressing and acting in a way that is currently popular

fashionable

adjective
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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