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 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 From furs to chic trench coats, this season is all about bundling up with a modish twist. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Best Dressed Black Creatives This Week," 6 Dec. 2019 This has less to do with the Christian proposition and more to do with a modish and unthinking progressivism. Daniel J. Mahoney, National Review, "Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd," 6 Feb. 2020 Tasked with introducing this franchise's modish, candy-colored universe on screen as well as behind the camera, Banks tackles both roles with remarkable sangfroid. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to Watch (and Skip) in Theaters and on Netflix This Weekend," 15 Nov. 2019 That is the size of the Japanese conglomerate’s Vision Fund, which holds stakes in modish technology companies including WeWork and Uber. The Economist, "The Europeans want their own Vision Fund to invest in tech," 31 Aug. 2019 But that modish phrase does not quite capture what is going on. The Economist, "Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of modish

1652, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of modish was in 1652

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“Modish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of modish

: fashionable or stylish in a modern way

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