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Friday, November 30, 2018

Definitions for modish

  1. in the current fashion; stylish.

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Citations for modish
It’s a work both modish and antique, apparently postmodern in emphasis but fed by the exploratory energies of the Renaissance. James Wood, "'Flights,' A Novel That Never Settles Down," The New Yorker, October 1, 2018
Describing hairstyles is not my forte, I lack the vocabulary, but there was something of the fifties film star to it, what my mother would call 'a do', yet it was modish and contemporary too. David Nicholls, Us, 2014
Origin of modish
1650-1660
The adjective modish is formed from the noun mode “fashion, current fashion” and the suffix -ish. Modish, very common in the 17th and 18th centuries, entered English in the 17th century.
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