modish

[ moh-dish ]
/ ˈmoʊ dɪʃ /

adjective

in the current fashion; stylish.

Nearby words

  1. modify,
  2. modigliani,
  3. modigliani, amedeo,
  4. modillion,
  5. modiolus,
  6. modishly,
  7. modist,
  8. modiste,
  9. modjeska,
  10. modjeska, helena

Origin of modish

First recorded in 1650–60; mode2 + -ish1

Related formsmod·ish·ly, adverbmod·ish·ness, nounun·mod·ish, adjectiveun·mod·ish·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for modish

modish

/ (ˈməʊdɪʃ) /

adjective

in the current fashion or style; contemporary
Derived Formsmodishly, adverbmodishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for modish

modish

adj.

1650s, from mode (n.2) + -ish. "Very common in 17-18 c.; now somewhat arch[aic]." [OED].

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