mod·​ish ˈmō-dish How to pronounce modish (audio)
: fashionable, stylish
a modish hat
a modish writer
modishly adverb
modishness noun

Examples of modish in a Sentence

He wore a modish gray suit and hat. the strikingly modish gowns that actresses wear to award shows
Recent Examples on the Web Lifestyle web and e-commerce site Over The Moon, however, wants to find more of a modish middle ground with the launch of their new registry system. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 Wilde’s opens on Bridge Street this summer, with 18 rooms, mullioned windows and clawfoot baths plus a very modish rooftop pool and restaurant. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Women in modish bathing suits wade in the knee-deep water with small children while older kids in the foreground play in the sand. Steven Litt, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2023 Bloomingdale’s set an American template for a modish form of dry goods emporium generally thought to have originated in early 19th-century Paris. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2022 In fact, as sprawling Palermo spawned ever more restaurants, its enclaves all got modish nicknames: Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Pacífico. Catesby Holmes, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Apr. 2022 But what caught my eye was Bankman-Fried’s aspiration to use his billions to save the world through a modish variety of philanthropy especially popular right now among millennial and Gen Z cybernerds called effective altruism. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Nov. 2022 The low supply of engineers and other critical occupations led to lucrative pay and tons of modish perks. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2022 The women, meanwhile, are reduced to modish caricature: Gertrude, sung by Sarah Connolly, assumes arch poses, while Ophelia, played by Brenda Rae, lurches from pitiful fretting to orgasmic writhing. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of modish was in 1652

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“Modish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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mod·​ish ˈmōd-ish How to pronounce modish (audio)
modishly adverb
modishness noun

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