- very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to a style of dress of the 1960s, typified by miniskirts, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and bright colors and patterns.
- a person who is in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a British teenager of the 1960s who affected a very neat, sophisticated appearance and wore fancy clothing inspired by Edwardian dress.
Origin of mod1
- an act or instance of modifying; modification.
- to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part: The car was modded for speed and power.
- 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.
- 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 mod2
- the moderator of an online message board: Notify a mod immediately if another member is harassing you.
Origin of mod3
- modal auxiliary.
Examples from the Web for mod
Contemporary Examples of mod
In a statement, the MoD admitted that it had been forced to cancel the rest of the training program.Libyan Troops Go Wild in England
November 4, 2014
A fascination with crafting (I still have Mod Podge in bodily crevasses).Sororities Finally Take Back the Night
September 12, 2014
The Zodiac mod vaporizer I admired behind the glass in BeyondVape is gorgeous, but it also costs $220.
There are stands for mod collections and add-ons to change the appearance or draw of regulated and advanced vaporizers.
Her presentation for her new Opening Ceremony collection featured girl bands, mod dresses—and lots of clogs.Chloë Sevigny’s Protest Moment
February 10, 2013
Historical Examples of mod
The weak and strong forms are used in the same manner as in Mod.A Middle High German Primer
The Latin is of Teutonic origin from the word which survives in the Mod.
Comeveden, didst move or instigate; agreeing with ye, for which Mod.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
We are detected, worse luck, and are rewarded with a ‘mod’ each.The Story of the "Britannia"
E. P. Statham
The M.E. temen, to produce, to bring, is the same word as mod.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
- a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
- 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
- (as modifier)a mod haircut
Word Origin for mod
- an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
Word Origin for mod
- Ministry of Defence
"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.
short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.