mod·​ish | \ ˈmō-dish How to pronounce modish (audio) \

Definition of modish

: fashionable, stylish a modish hat a modish writer

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Other Words from modish

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

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The modish decor includes brightly colored furniture, vaulted glass ceilings, and meeting rooms named for the Millennium Falcon and Hogwarts Express. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Paris is pitching itself as the next-best thing for tech startups," 3 July 2019 The value of the shoes in the secondhand marketplace—the price tag on their clout—was about fifteen hundred dollars, a function of both their scarcity and their modish chunkiness. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Normcore Opulence of Preachers Wearing Four-Figure Sneakers," 14 June 2019 The entire Catholic Magisterium should not be subject to the modish preferences of current and future occupants of the Petrine office. John Hirschauer, National Review, "What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?," 10 June 2019 The sitting was to take place at Le Mée near Fontainebleau, the exquisite eighteenth century house that Karl had decorated with a thoroughly modish mash up of Gustavian, Martine School, and 1940s furniture. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers the Unparalleled Energy, Wicked Wit, and Insatiable Curiosity of Karl Lagerfeld," 20 Feb. 2019 Celine’s nipped suits, Breton-striped shirts and anoraks felt Left Bank modish, an attitude that was underscored by the models’ mop-top haircuts. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Women Crave ‘French Style,’ and Men Want International Style," 22 Jan. 2019 Hadid styled the outfit with her usual unstudied flair, throwing on modish ankle boots, chunky rings, and oversize hoop earrings. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Brings Back This Cozy Street Style Favorite for Fall," 9 Oct. 2018 These work in surprising harmony with the interiors that Francine worked on with the modish decorator Madeleine Castaing, famed for her charming late nineteenth-century revival schemes. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Tours the Best of the Côte d’Azur’s Historical Homes," 1 June 2018 Homes for Hope Designed by USC architecture students and the Martin Architecture and Design Workshop in 2016, Homes for Hope’s modish, 6½-by-11-foot pods are intended to be stackable, easily reconfigured, and code compliant. Zoie Matthew, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s What’s Being Done to End L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of modish

1652, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of modish

: fashionable or stylish in a modern way

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