\ 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


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


vogue adjective


voguer \ ˈvō-​gər How to pronounce vogue (audio) \ noun

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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 So when Ellery and Mabel Cabot Sedgwick built their Long Hill estate in Beverly in the 1920s, their celebration of historical salvage was more or less en vogue. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Oct. 2021 But before long, the vogue concept migrated to foreign policy, politics, and, yes, journalism by people whose grasp of math stopped with the multiplication tables. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 28 Sep. 2021 Boston still is not a vogue free-agent destination and the organization has secured Brown, Tatum and Smart, preventing all from hitting unrestricted free agency. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2021 Clients do not stop by for the latest vogue in Instagrammable Mexican food. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2021 This quaintly goo-goo reform enjoyed its most recent vogue in the 1980s, when no president had served out a full two terms in more than 20 years. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 13 Aug. 2021 Inspired, if not mandated, by the newly vogue critical race theory, equity rejects equal treatment and opportunity in favor of special benefits based on race. Dan Lennington, National Review, 5 Aug. 2021 Hence the event's name: Flip phones were as in vogue as En Vogue in that pre-iPhone era. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 What was in vogue in late 19th century Carroll County and the years before? Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That was when Lú, a founding member of the House, first learned to vogue—an opportunity to embrace their gender identity. Time, 29 June 2021 Her dream of the park includes a range of verdant and functional spaces: a paved area where people can vogue and hold rallies, a flower garden in tribute to Ms. Johnson, a greenhouse and an apiary for bees. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2021 If Krakoa, the living situation, is the real protagonist, what can anyone do but vogue and be festooned like Zora or the Fantastic Four, who look oddly Victorian with their looping aiguillettes? Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 Over the course of its short but rich run time, the 1991 film becomes a snapshot of a subculture steeped in history, hierarchies, rivalries and lingo (shade, mopping, vogueing and more). Jason Bailey, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2020 The spindly young man in dark-rimmed glasses bent his leg and fell dramatically to the floor — a vogueing move known as a dip, invented decades ago in New York’s underground L.G.B.T. ballroom scene. Thomas Rogers, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2020 And behind the irreverent strutting, vogueing and steely catwalk attitude is the show’s runway choreographer, Twiggy Pucci Garçon. Kish Lal, Billboard, 23 July 2019 Thursday: Learn how to vogue at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, 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, 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of vogue


1571, in the meaning defined at sense 3


1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vogue


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


from Vogue, a fashion magazine

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“Vogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vogue. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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


\ 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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