fashionable

[ fash-uh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˈfæʃ ə nə bəl /

adjective

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.

noun

a fashionable person.

Nearby words

  1. fashion house,
  2. fashion icon,
  3. fashion plate,
  4. fashion victim,
  5. fashion-forward,
  6. fashioner,
  7. fashionista,
  8. fashiony,
  9. fashoda,
  10. fashoda incident

Origin of fashionable

First recorded in 1600–10; fashion + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for fashionable

fashionable

/ (ˈfæʃənəbəl) /

adjective

conforming to fashion; in vogue
of, characteristic of, or patronized by people of fashiona fashionable café
(usually foll by with) patronized (by); popular (with)
Derived Formsfashionability or fashionableness, nounfashionably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for fashionable

fashionable

adj.

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

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