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.


a fashionable person.

Origin of fashionable

First recorded in 1600–10; fashion + -able
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

Synonyms for fashionable

Antonyms for fashionable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fashionably

Contemporary Examples of fashionably

  • Tin Nyo is a slender Asian woman, fashionably dressed, who looks at least a decade younger than her 49 years.

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    The Art of the Pig

    Blake Gopnik

    October 31, 2011

Historical Examples of fashionably

  • Wharton was philosophically, politically, and fashionably profligate.

  • He could not see much of her face, from his perch, but she was tall and fashionably clad.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • Why, do you wish to be fashionably dressed in the woods of Canada?

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

  • She felt a glow of satisfaction as she looked at the dress so simply, yet fashionably, made.


    Anna Balmer Myers

  • But the hair was of a golden color, and fashionably dressed.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

British Dictionary definitions for fashionably



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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fashionably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper