observant of or conforming to the fashion; stylish: a fashionable young woman. of, characteristic of, used, or patronized by the world of fashion: a fashionable shop.
current; popular: a fashionable topic of conversation.
Origin of fashionable
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
First recorded in 1600–10; fashion
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British Dictionary definitions for fashionability
Derived Formsfashionability or fashionableness, nounfashionably, adverb
conforming to fashion; in vogue
of, characteristic of, or patronized by people of fashiona fashionable café
(usually foll by with) patronized (by); popular (with)
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Word Origin and History for fashionability
"stylish," c.1600, "capable of being fashioned," also "conformable to prevailing tastes," from fashion + -able. Related: Fashionably.
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