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fashionable

[fash-uh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. observant of or conforming to the fashion; stylish: a fashionable young woman.
  2. of, characteristic of, used, or patronized by the world of fashion: a fashionable shop.
  3. current; popular: a fashionable topic of conversation.
noun
  1. a fashionable person.

Origin of fashionable

First recorded in 1600–10; fashion + -able
Related formsfash·ion·a·ble·ness, fash·ion·a·bil·i·ty, nounfash·ion·a·bly, adverban·ti·fash·ion·a·ble, adjectivenon·fash·ion·a·ble, adjectivenon·fash·ion·a·ble·ness, nounnon·fash·ion·a·bly, adverbqua·si-fash·ion·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-fash·ion·a·bly, adverbul·tra·fash·ion·a·ble, adjectiveul·tra·fash·ion·a·bly, adverbun·fash·ion·a·ble, adjectiveun·fash·ion·a·bly, adverb

Synonyms

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1. chic, smart, modish, voguish, elegant.

Antonyms

out-of-date; passé.
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British Dictionary definitions for fashionable

fashionable

adjective
  1. conforming to fashion; in vogue
  2. of, characteristic of, or patronized by people of fashiona fashionable café
  3. (usually foll by with) patronized (by); popular (with)
Derived Formsfashionability or fashionableness, nounfashionably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fashionable

adj.

"stylish," c.1600, "capable of being fashioned," also "conformable to prevailing tastes," from fashion + -able. Related: Fashionably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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