vogue (plural vogues)
- the prevailing fashion or style
- Miniskirts were the vogue in the '60s.
- popularity or a current craze
- Hula hoops are no longer in vogue.
- A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s.
- (intransitive) To dance in the vogue dance style.
From Middle French vogue (“wave, course of success”), from Old French vogue (“a rowing”), from voguer (“to row, sway, set sail”), from Old Saxon wogōn (“to sway, rock”), var. of wagōn (“to float, fluctuate”), from Proto-Germanic *wagōną (“to sway, fluctuate”) and Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (“water in motion”), from Proto-Germanic *weganą (“to move, carry, weigh”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ- (“to move, go, transport”). Akin to Old Saxon wegan (“to move”), Old High German wegan (“to move”), Old English wegan (“to move, carry, weigh”), Old Norse vaga (“to sway, fluctuate”), Old English wagian (“to sway, totter”). More at wag.
vogue f (plural vogues)