voguish

adjective
vogu·​ish | \ ˈvō-gish How to pronounce voguish (audio) \

Definition of voguish

2 : suddenly or temporarily popular a voguish term

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Other Words from voguish

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 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, "It’s hats off for David Pastrnak in Bruins victory over Canadiens," 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, "The Future of America’s Contest with China," 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, "Pioneers of Cultural Relativism," 14 Aug. 2019 The vacant seats in the big stadiums makes for brutal (warning: voguish word alert) optics. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "50 Parting Thoughts From the 2019 French Open: Rafa, Barty and So Much More," 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, "Disco Was Not Dead at The Blonds’s After-Party," 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, "How Baltimore Quietly Became the East Coast’s Next Cool City," 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, "How Baltimore Quietly Became the East Coast’s Next Cool City," 31 July 2017 In recent years, behavioral science has become a voguish field. Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, "Can Behavioral Science Help in Flint?," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of voguish

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Voguish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voguish. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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