vogue

noun
\ ˈvōg How to pronounce vogue (audio) \

Definition of vogue

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : popular acceptation or favor : popularity
b : a period of popularity
2 : one that is in fashion at a particular time
3 archaic : the leading place in popularity or acceptance

vogue

verb
vogued; voguing or vogueing

Definition of vogue (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to strike poses in campy imitation of fashion models especially as a kind of dance

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Other Words from vogue

Noun

vogue adjective

Verb

voguer \ ˈvō-​gər How to pronounce voguer (audio) \ noun

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Noun

fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place. the current fashion style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste. a media baron used to traveling in style mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated. slim bodies are the mode at this resort vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion. short skirts are back in vogue fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion. last year's fad is over rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad. Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted

Examples of vogue in a Sentence

Noun

the new vogue for scarves His art seems to be enjoying a vogue these days. When did Thai food come into vogue? That style went out of vogue years ago.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

These homes and their furnishings were themselves inspired by the then en-vogue stylings of Paris during the reign of King Louis XIV, bringing about toned-down, simpler versions of what filled the halls of Versailles. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "French Provincial Design Has Always Set the Bar For Casual Elegance," 11 Jan. 2019 All pale wood, white walls and plants, with bicycles lining walls and floors, the whole aura is Oregon-vogue, and the cold brew as sweet as a nut. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, "Providence is bursting with new things to see, do, and eat," 23 May 2018 Hard jerkbaits are also in vogue, with the Strike King KVD jerkbait one of the favorites. Joe Songer, AL.com, "See video of a turkey hunter calling up a bobcat," 30 Apr. 2018 That means that the Memphis lighting and ceramics on display have less to do with the recent vogue for the Italian design movement than with her own personal history. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This Italian Icon Has Never Worn Makeup—But She Swears by One Cult Skin Cream," 7 Sep. 2018 Pampelonne taps into the current vogue for craft cocktails, bringing the bar home in a can, with a straw. Dave Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun," 20 Aug. 2018 Only black shoes are allowed and in an affront to the current vogue for bare ankles, socks are mandatory. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 20 June 2018 Glorification of the market along with the vogue for standards and accountability led to a new approach: government could commit to improving education for low-income minority students with market tools while leaving schools segregated. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What and who is fueling the movement to privatize public education — and why you should care," 30 May 2018 Flower crowns, garlands, and flower cakes are also en vogue for 2018 weddings. Southern Living, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Sam's Club Flowers," 14 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Skaters and punks, after all, practically invented the word poser and shoe vogueing for your ‘Gram doesn’t exactly align with skate’s sense of low-key authenticity. John Vorwald, GQ, "How Vans Got Everyone Wearing Vans Again," 4 May 2018 Pat McGrath's Mothership Vogueing Ball The rapper joined Naomi Campbell and Teyana Taylor to judge Pat McGrath’s Mothership vogueing Ball in a beaded black vintage couture gown and silver Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Yasmine Gray, Billboard, "All of Cardi B's Killer Looks at New York Fashion Week," 12 Sep. 2017 Paris Is Burning is a required reading, illuminating just how much of contemporary slang and culture, from vogueing to realness to throwing shade, owes a debt to these fearless queens. Philip Ellis, Teen Vogue, "9 LGBTQ Documentaries to Watch," 28 June 2017 And his danciness can borrow from ballet, hip-hop, vogueing, showbiz, the release technique of postmodern dance and many other idioms. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: A Doug Elkins Program Is Charming, Trivial Dance Soup," 21 Apr. 2017 A handful of guys were J-Setting, dancing in the exuberant style that pays homage to the Prancing J-Settes — Jackson State University’s famous all-female dance squad — combined with a splash of vogueing straight out of Harlem’s drag ballroom scene. Linda Villarosa, New York Times, "America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of vogue

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Verb

1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vogue

Noun

Middle French, action of rowing, course, fashion, from voguer to sail, from Old French, from Old Italian vogare to row

Verb

from Vogue, a fashion magazine

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vogue la galère

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vogue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vogue

: something (such as a way of dressing or behaving) that is fashionable or popular in a particular time and place

vogue

noun
\ ˈvōg How to pronounce vogue (audio) \

Kids Definition of vogue

1 : the quality or state of being popular at a certain time Portable electronic devices are in vogue.
2 : something that is in fashion at a certain time Baggy clothes are the vogue.

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