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voguish (haute)

Definition:

elegant and stylish

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more voguish

Superlative:

most voguish

Similar to:

stylish

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a suit of voguish cut

Synonyms:

chic | smart | nobby [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

from French: a rowing, fashion, from Old Italian voga, from vogare to row, of...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of voguish...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

voguish | vogue | stylish [synonym, sense-specific]

in accordance with fashion | stylish | the popular style at a specified time (especially in the phrase in vogue) | a period of general or popular ... (24 of 366 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voguish

Merriam-Webster:

voguish | fashionable [synonym, sense-specific] | smart [synonym, sense-specific] | à la mode [synonym, sense-specific] | au courant [synonym, sense-specific] | chic [synonym, sense-specific] | cool [slang, synonym, sense-specific] | exclusive [synonym, sense-specific] | fresh [slang, synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"fashionable", "smart" | suddenly or temporarily popular (6 of 170 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voguish

Oxford Dictionary:

vogue | vogued [past tense] | vogueing [present participle] | voguing [present participle] | vogues [3rd-person singular present] | popularity [synonym, sense-specific] | popular [synonym, sense-specific] | fashionable [synonym, sense-specific] | voguish [derived] | ...

the prevailing fashion or style at a particular time | general acceptance or favour; popularity | [attributive] | popular; fashionable | dance to ... (19 of 134 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vogue

New World Dictionary:

vogue | voguish [sense-specific]

the accepted fashion or style at any particular time; mode: often with the | general favor or acceptance; popularity | in vogue (20 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vogue

American Heritage Dictionary:

voguish | voguishly [adverb, related] | voguishness [noun, related]

Fashionable; chic | Temporarily in frequent use; faddish (7 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voguish

Random House Dictionary:

voguish

being in vogue; fashionable; chic. | briefly popular or fashionable; faddish. (10 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/voguish

Wiktionary:

voguish | trendy [synonym, sense-specific]

elegant, fashionable or chic | trendy (5 of 6 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voguish

Wikipedia:

Chic [disambiguation]

may refer to: Chic (style), meaning "stylish" or "smart", an element of fashion List of chics | Chic Young (1901 - 1973), the cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Blondie. | Chic (band), an American music group popular in the disco era Chic... (42 of 159 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

fashionable and attractive in style (5 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

an attractive fashionable style that people admire (7 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

chic

stylish and fashionable (3 of 27 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chic

Encarta Dictionary:

voguish | voguishly [adverb, derived] | voguishness [noun, derived]

elegantly fashionable and stylish in appearance | enjoying brief or sudden popularity (11 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734485​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

voguish | vogue

First use: 16th century

Origin: from French: a rowing, fashion, from Old Italian voga, from vogare to row, of unknown origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voguish

Wiktionary:

voguish

Origin: vogue + -ish

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voguish

vogue | vogues [plural] | vogued [past tense] | voguing [present participle]

Origin: (1565) From Middle French vogue ("wave, course of success"), from voguer ("to row, sway, set sail").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vogue

-ish

Origin: Middle English -ish, -isch, from Old English -isc ("-ish", suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz ("-ish"), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognate with Dutch -s, German -isch, Norwegian and Danish ... (26 of 36 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ish

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

voguish

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "voguish"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "voguish"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "voguish" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/voguish

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

voguish

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voguish"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=voguis​01 word=voguish

YourDictionary Audio:

voguish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voguish" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voguish

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