- something in fashion, as at a particular time: Short hairdos were the vogue in the twenties.
- popular currency, acceptance, or favor; popularity: The book is having a great vogue.
Origin of vogue
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Examples from the Web for vogue
Jourdan Dunn is the first sole black woman to feature on a British ‘Vogue’ cover in 12 years.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
Someone recently sent me an old Joan Didion essay on self-respect that appeared in Vogue.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
But the Madonna videos—particularly “Express Yourself” and “Vogue”—are uniquely spectacular.David Fincher’s Backseat Feminism
October 9, 2014
Condé Nast is known for its legacy publications, such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, and more.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars
September 27, 2014
Vogue editor Anna Wintour was spotted in a water taxi with the bridal party on Friday night as they disembarked at the Aman Hotel.In Run-Up to Wedding of George & Amal, Celebs and Paparazzi Stir Up the Canals of Venice
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 27, 2014
Circular windows at this period came into vogue in the gables of churches.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
My aunt then sang a song which was very much in vogue, and made a great success.My Double Life
Although at every point she was far from vogue, she impressed me not unpleasantly.
I mean to say, I felt that I was vogue in the finest sense of the word.
When the philosophy of M. Descartes appeared, what a vogue it had!The Phantom World
- the popular style at a specified time (esp in the phrase in vogue)
- a period of general or popular usage or favourthe vogue for such dances is now over
- (usually prenominal) popular or fashionablea vogue word
Word Origin and History for vogue
1570s, the vogue, "leading place in popularity, greatest success or acceptance," from Middle French vogue "fashion, success, drift, swaying motion (of a boat)" literally "a rowing," from Old French voguer "to row, sway, set sail," probably from Old Low German *wogon, variant of wagon "float, fluctuate," literally "to balance oneself" (see weigh). Apparently the notion is of being "borne along on the waves of fashion." Italian vogare also probably is borrowed from Germanic. Phrase in vogue "having a prominent place in popular fashion" first recorded 1643. The fashion magazine began publication in 1892.