noun \ ˈvōg \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of vogue

1 a :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



Examples of vogue in a Sentence

  1. the new vogue for scarves

  2. His art seems to be enjoying a vogue these days.

  3. When did Thai food come into vogue?

  4. That style went out of vogue years ago.

Origin and Etymology of vogue

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

Synonym Discussion of vogue

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




Definition of vogue

vogued; voguing or vogueing
intransitive verb
:to strike poses in campy imitation of fashion models especially as a kind of dance


play \ˈvō-gər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of vogue

from Vogue, a fashion magazine

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Definition of vogue for English Language Learners

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

VOGUE Defined for Kids


noun \ ˈvōg \

Definition of vogue for Students

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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