fashionable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fashion +‎ -able

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæʃənəbl̩/
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Adjective[edit]

fashionable (comparative more fashionable, superlative most fashionable)

  1. Characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style.
    Synonyms: styleworthy; see also Thesaurus:fashionable
    Antonyms: see Thesaurus:unfashionable
    a fashionable dress
    a fashionable man
  2. Established or favoured by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time.
    the fashionable philosophy
    fashionable opinions
  3. (archaic) genteel; well-bred
    fashionable society

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: fashionabel
  • French: fashionable
  • German: fashionable

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

fashionable (plural fashionables)

  1. A fashionable person; a fop.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dandy
    • 1860, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Vol. VI.,October, 1860.--No. XXXVI.[1]:
      We speculated upon the astonishment that would have seized upon their simple, innocent hearts, had they beheld, instead of us, a bevy of our city fashionables in full bloom.
    • 1891, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), “At the Shrine of St. Wagner”, in What Is Man? and Other Essays[2]:
      In large measure the Metropolitan is a show-case for rich fashionables who are not trained in Wagnerian music and have no reverence for it, but who like to promote art and show their clothes.
    • 1991 September 20, George Grass, “Star Show”, in Chicago Reader[3]:
      A few, perhaps, have a further purpose; they desire to assist in that circus, to show themselves in the capacity of fashionables, to enchant the yokelry with their splendor.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fashionable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fashionable (plural fashionables)

  1. (dated) fashionable
    • 1849, François-René de Chateaubriand, Mémoires d’outre-tombe [Memoirs from Beyond the Grave], Livre IX, published 1910:
      La comtesse de Lieven avait eu des histoires assez ridicules avec madame d’Osmond et George IV. Comme elle était hardie et passait pour être bien en cour, elle était devenue extrêmement fashionable.
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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fashionable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fashionable (strong nominative masculine singular fashionabler, comparative fashionabler, superlative am fashionabelsten)

  1. fashionable
    Synonym: modisch
    • 2021 January 6, Harald Martenstein, “Über das Schicke, das Gemütliche – und die Liebe zum Kitsch”, in ZEITmagazin[4]:
      Beim Umbau der neuen Wohnung werden wir von einer Freundin unterstützt, die einen guten Geschmack hat. Ihr Geschmack ist cool, fashionable und State of the Art, klar, sie stammt ja aus dem Großbürgertum.
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