stylish

[ stahy-lish ]
/ ˈstaɪ lɪʃ /

adjective

characterized by or conforming to style or the fashionable standard; fashionably elegant; smart or chic: She wore a very stylish gown to the inaugural ball.

Nearby words

  1. stylie,
  2. styliform,
  3. styling,
  4. styling mousse,
  5. stylised,
  6. stylishly,
  7. stylist,
  8. stylistic,
  9. stylistician,
  10. stylistics

Origin of stylish

First recorded in 1775–85; style + -ish1

Related forms
Can be confusedstylish stylistic

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British Dictionary definitions for stylish

stylish

/ (ˈstaɪlɪʃ) /

adjective

having style; smart; fashionable
Derived Formsstylishly, adverbstylishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for stylish

stylish

1797 ( in "Sense and Sensibility"), from style + -ish. The adjective good is understood. Related: Stylishly; stylishness.

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