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mod

1
[ mod ]
/ mɒd /
Informal.
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adjective
very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
Sometimes Mod . of or relating to a style of dress of the 1960s, typified by miniskirts, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and bright colors and patterns.
noun
a person who is in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
Sometimes Mod . a British teenager of the 1960s who affected a very neat, sophisticated appearance and wore fancy clothing inspired by Edwardian dress.
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Origin of mod

1
First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening of modern

Other definitions for mod (2 of 5)

mod2
[ mod ]
/ mɒd /
Informal.

noun
an act or instance of modifying; modification.
verb (used with object), mod·ded, mod·ding.
to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part: The car was modded for speed and power.
Computers.
  1. to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software: I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
  2. to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case: I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.

Origin of mod

2
First recorded in1940–45; by shortening

Other definitions for mod (3 of 5)

mod3
[ mod ]
/ mɒd /

noun Informal.
the moderator of an online message board: Notify a mod immediately if another member is harassing you.

Origin of mod

3
By shortening

Other definitions for mod (4 of 5)

Mod

abbreviation
modal auxiliary.

Other definitions for mod (5 of 5)

mod.

abbreviation
moderate.
Music. moderato.
modern.
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British Dictionary definitions for mod (1 of 5)

mod1
/ (mɒd) /

noun
British
  1. a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
  2. a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
  3. (as modifier)a mod haircut

Word Origin for mod

C20: from modernist

British Dictionary definitions for mod (2 of 5)

mod2
/ (mɒd) /

noun
an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions

Word Origin for mod

C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot

British Dictionary definitions for mod (3 of 5)

mod3
/ (mɒd) maths /

abbreviation for
modulus

British Dictionary definitions for mod (4 of 5)

MOD

abbreviation for (in Britain)
Ministry of Defence

British Dictionary definitions for mod (5 of 5)

mod.

abbreviation for
moderate
moderato
modern
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