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[ fash-uh-nuh-buhl ]


  1. observant of or conforming to the fashion; stylish:

    a fashionable young woman.

    Synonyms: elegant, voguish, modish, smart, chic

  2. of, characteristic of, used, or patronized by the world of fashion:

    a fashionable shop.

  3. current; popular:

    a fashionable topic of conversation.


  1. a fashionable person.


/ ˈfæʃənəbəl /


  1. conforming to fashion; in vogue
  2. of, characteristic of, or patronized by people of fashion

    a fashionable café

  3. usually foll by with patronized (by); popular (with)

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Derived Forms

  • ˌfashionaˈbility, noun
  • ˈfashionably, adverb

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Other Words From

  • fashion·a·ble·ness fashion·a·bili·ty noun
  • fashion·a·bly adverb
  • anti·fashion·a·ble adjective
  • non·fashion·a·ble adjective
  • non·fashion·a·ble·ness noun
  • non·fashion·a·bly adverb
  • quasi-fashion·a·ble adjective
  • quasi-fashion·a·bly adverb
  • ultra·fashion·a·ble adjective
  • ultra·fashion·a·bly adverb
  • un·fashion·a·ble adjective
  • un·fashion·a·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fashionable1

First recorded in 1600–10; fashion + -able

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Example Sentences

The way SUVs look became fashionable, but the way they drive never caught on.

You’ll likely struggle to layer those under your normal, fashionable clothing, but you’ll be wearing the warmest base layers possible.

These sleek, compact plates will make a fashionable addition to your dining room table – even when your kids are spilling food everywhere.

Allbirds has built a fashionable B Corp that ties carbon neutrality and sustainability to the core of its business, incentivizing customers to participate beyond their shoe purchase.

From Fortune

Around a decade ago it became fashionable for every company to call itself a technology company—no matter what industry they were in.

From Fortune

The Ismael brothers even make an effort to look cool, if not fashionable, by local standards.

Available at Jonathan Adler Whisky Tumbler Set—Light Horn, $65  This is drinking at its most fashionable.

The new way to show your love and affection for your bestie is with a fashionable Little Scocha friendship bracelet.

With this cool leather moto hat from Vince Camuto, you can look fabulous and fashionable while keeping your locks in line.

For many young women, pregnancy is a great excuse to take a break from the pressure to be fashionable.

What though Maurice wanted to persuade me at Paris that I had better take a britska, as more fashionable?

No more Jenkinsisms in the Morning Post, concerning fashionable parties.

Smoking was called drinking tobacco, as the fashionable method was to "put it through the nose" or exhale it through the nostrils.

I fancy the same may be said of New York, for its fashionable set is not large and its interests are far from various.

He lounged about the station platform and the town p. 25displaying his faultlessly fitting fashionable clothes.





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