mod con

\ˌmäd-ˈkän \

Definition of mod con 

chiefly British

: a modern convenience usually used in plural

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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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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, "Andaz Savannah," 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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