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
Recent Examples on the Web Across the pond, the NoMad makes its international debut in London, while the modish millennial brand Habitas sets up a desert camp in Saudi Arabia. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The 23 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2021," 28 Dec. 2020 In a modish white leather jacket and pants combo, actor Laura Harrier provided a counterpoint to Williams’s exploration of pattern. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, the Best-Dressed Stars Went Green and Glamorous," 12 Oct. 2020 But where his was grounded in the modish styles of that period, Piccioli gave his designs an otherworldly element akin to the costumes in The Great Ziegfeld by Robert Z. Leonard, another auteur who brought glamour to the silver screen. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Valentino Suspends Reality with Its Dreamy Fall 2020 Couture Collection," 21 July 2020 An interest in modish office decor is a long-standing feature of high finance. The Economist, "Hotting up How much can financiers do about climate change?," 20 June 2020 Nostrana chef Cathy Whims, whose team only launched takeout in May, wonders how quickly people will even want to sit at her Italian restaurant’s big, barrel-roofed bar, or Enoteca Nostrana, the modish sister wine bar next door. oregonlive, "What will eating out in Oregon look like in the coronavirus era?," 4 June 2020 The modish cafe has bounties of greenery inside and out. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, "Rethink Plant-Based Dining: These Restaurants and Bars Have Incredible Houseplants and Florals," 10 Mar. 2020 At present, Zellweger’s ideal silhouettes hark back to the sophistication of the early 1960s: satin column dresses that hit just at the ankle, or A-line minis with modish flair are in regular rotation. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Stylist Petra Flannery Reveals the Secrets to Renee Zellweger’s Awards Season Style," 9 Feb. 2020 Joann Pai In Paris’s modish Marais, on a narrow street off the Rue Vieille du Temple, sits a grand 17th-century building that last housed a quincaillerie, or hardware store. Thomas Chatterton Williams, New York Times, "The Best of Japanese Dining and Design, Under One Parisian Roof," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of modish

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Modish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of modish

: fashionable or stylish in a modern way

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