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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While socialism might be in vogue—surely helped by Ocasio-Cortez’s membership to the Democratic Socialists of America—Mazzucato has little interest in debates over terminology. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "One of the world’s most influential economists is on a mission to save capitalism from itself," 22 July 2019 Socrates taught Plato and Plato taught Aristotle and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great, who founded a city that would house the most voluminous library of the ancient world — until it was burned, until forgetting came back into vogue. courant.com, "CT Poets’ Corner: The prose poetry of Charles Rafferty reflects life’s tiny moments," 18 July 2019 However, most people might not be aware that during the time Henry sat upon the British throne, a very distinct style of architecture came into vogue. Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "What Is a Tudor-Style House? Here's Everything You Need To Know," 21 June 2019 After the brick, the less-is-more aesthetic of ever-shrinking flip phones came into vogue. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "The Beyond-Basic Phone that Made an Exec’s Life Better," 22 Feb. 2019 Sheffield United are suddenly, a wee bit more in vogue. SI.com, "Sheffield United's Premier League Return Can Reinvigorate Football in the Steel City," 13 July 2019 Soon after, ELO’s brand of slick pop rock was no longer in vogue, and the group formally closed up shop. Nathan Powers, oregonlive.com, "ELO’s Jeff Lynne headed to Portland, playing his hits and feeling cool," 25 June 2019 In a dark industrial space outside Beirut, two young drag queens vogue like there’s no tomorrow. Billboard, "How a Gay American In Iraq Found Solace In a Lebanese Band and Their Music," 14 June 2018 Consequently, objections to such prosecutorial advantages as dual sovereignty are in vogue. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Supreme Court Was Right to Uphold the Dual-Sovereignty Doctrine," 19 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Thursday: Learn how to vogue at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, "A Twilight Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Refreshments in Sunset Park to Follow.," 26 June 2019 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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Vogul

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The first known use of vogue was in 1571

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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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