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

One of the key pieces of TPG’s pitch was the company’s potential to generate cash - a message that, at the time, was not in vogue with investors, who wanted to hear more about oil production growth and large swaths of acreage. Collin Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, "Ex-Occidental boss forms new oil company, takes a big slice of the Eagle Ford," 21 Mar. 2018 Swartzlander's solar sails would power CubeSats, the tiny satellites that have become en vogue due to their low cost and ability to be built with low cost. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New NASA Satellite Could Be Powered By a Synthetic Solar Sail," 17 July 2018 Wait long enough and what’s gone out of fashion comes into vogue again. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Board Books That Aren’t Boring," 1 Nov. 2018 An old-fashioned view of the Senate might suddenly be back in vogue. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Lamar Alexander, pillar of Washington’s old guard, is retiring from the Senate," 17 Dec. 2018 Hextall’s arrival signaled a new era in Flyers history, one where short-term fixes, big-budget spending and mortgaging the farm system were no longer in vogue. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Flyers eye new approach in GM, unlike ‘unyielding’ Hextall," 27 Nov. 2018 ADUs are in vogue as a potential means of chipping away at the affordability crisis, especially in California, after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill easing restrictions on such units in 2016. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "New prefab home can be yours for under $100K," 24 July 2018 Set-pieces are back in vogue, accounting for 73 of the 169 goals, including Mario Mandzukic's own-goal from Antoine Griezmann's free kick that gave France an early lead in the final. Rob Harris, Fox News, "No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax," 15 July 2018 Instead of sticking to the clean designs that were in vogue at that time, Jacobs tapped the energy of the grunge and punk scene instead, sending out clothes that were decidedly dressed down and shockingly unpolished. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Naomi Campbell Just Re-Wore Her Look From Marc Jacobs’s 1993 Grunge Show," 9 Nov. 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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