voguish

adjective

vogu·​ish ˈvō-gish How to pronounce voguish (audio)
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: suddenly or temporarily popular
a voguish term
voguishness noun

Examples of voguish in a Sentence

that boutique always has the most voguish shoes an art critic with an unfortunate penchant for throwing around a lot of voguish words
Recent Examples on the Web This cohort, which included figures such as Robert Longo, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman, was besotted with voguish postmodern theory and cheeky acts of appropriation. Chris Wiley, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2021 The ever-voguish Bruin scored his 39th, 40th and 41st goals of the season, setting a career high and powering the Bruins to a 4-1 win over their old rivals. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2020 On October 1st, more than a hundred thousand performers and soldiers mustered downtown, forming waves of color that stretched from voguish skyscrapers in the east to the squat pavilions of the Forbidden City. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 6 Jan. 2020 Visitors could have their cranial measurements taken on the spot, in keeping with the voguish interest in phrenology. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, 14 Aug. 2019 The vacant seats in the big stadiums makes for brutal (warning: voguish word alert) optics. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, 9 June 2019 Courtesy of DJ Olivia Dope, ’90s rap, ’80s pop, and today’s hits pounded with the same voguish intensity as on the runway mere hours before. Ian Malone, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2019 In a curious conflation of luxury and authenticity typical of today’s voguish aesthetic, guests sip Old-Fashioneds at a poolside bar made from a shipping container while watching working shipping containers get unloaded across the water. David Amsden, Smithsonian, 31 July 2017 In a curious conflation of luxury and authenticity typical of today’s voguish aesthetic, guests sip Old-Fashioneds at a poolside bar made from a shipping container while watching working shipping containers get unloaded across the water. David Amsden, Smithsonian, 31 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of voguish was in 1926

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“Voguish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voguish. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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