[ vohg ]
/ voʊg /


something in fashion, as at a particular time: Short hairdos were the vogue in the twenties.
popular currency, acceptance, or favor; popularity: The book is having a great vogue.

Origin of vogue

1565–75; < Middle French: wave or course of success < Old Italian voga a rowing, derivative of vogare to row, sail < ?

Related forms

pre·vogue, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vogue


/ (vəʊɡ) /


the popular style at a specified time (esp in the phrase in vogue)
a period of general or popular usage or favourthe vogue for such dances is now over


(usually prenominal) popular or fashionablea vogue word

Derived Forms

voguish, adjective

Word Origin for vogue

C16: from French: a rowing, fashion, from Old Italian voga, from vogare to row, of unknown origin
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