mod con

\ ˌmäd-ˈkän How to pronounce mod con (audio) \

Definition of mod con

chiefly British
: a modern convenience usually used in plural

Examples of mod con in a Sentence

bedrooms at the English country inn are filled with 18th-century charm, while the bathrooms have all the mod cons that 21st-century tourists demand
Recent Examples on the Web Construction, which includes two large international terminals and all mod cons, is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2025. Recode Staff, Recode, 5 Oct. 2018 All the mod cons are present (big TVs, iPod docks, walk-in rain showers), and nouvelle Georgia cuisine is the forte at the low-key Kitchen restaurant, with dishes like Georgia line caught mahimahi tacos and chicken lollipops. Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of mod con

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mod con

from mod. conoun, abbreviation for modern convenience

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“Mod con.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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