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
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Word History

Etymology

from mod. conoun, abbreviation for modern convenience

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mod con was in 1934

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“Mod con.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mod%20con. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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