- very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to a style of dress of the 1960s, typified by miniskirts, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and bright colors and patterns.
- a person who is in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a British teenager of the 1960s who affected a very neat, sophisticated appearance and wore fancy clothing inspired by Edwardian dress.
Origin of mod1
- an act or instance of modifying; modification.
- to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part: The car was modded for speed and power.
- to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software: I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
- to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case: I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.
Origin of mod2
- the moderator of an online message board: Notify a mod immediately if another member is harassing you.
Origin of mod3
Examples from the Web for mods
Dope smokers find e-cigarettes and high-tech ‘mods’ are great for smoking in public, with less fear from cops and bouncers.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
Both comments were promptly deleted by moderators, or “mods,” without whom Suicide Watch would probably come apart at the seams.Reddit Enlists 10,000 Volunteers to Prevent Suicides … They Hope
March 8, 2012
You don't have the punks and the mods, and all those groups.Alexander McQueen's Demons
February 16, 2010
They had a couple of mods that were supposed to fit them better for the mission.The Trouble with Telstar
"I thought you were grinding for Mods," Michael reminded him, with a smile.
"Oh, I've been swatting like a pig for Mods," said Alan hopelessly.
My phone's memory had all kinds of private stuff on it: photos, emails, little hacks and mods I'd installed.Little Brother
Herbert had passed as shiningly in mods and divinity and all the rest of it as Jack had passed before the Marine Board.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
- (at Oxford University) short for Honour Moderations
- Ministry of Defence
- a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
- a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
- (as modifier)a mod haircut
- an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
Word Origin and History for mods
"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.
short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.