vogue

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See also: Vogue and vogué

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

[1565] Borrowed from Middle French vogue (wave, course of success), from Old French vogue, 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) (compare way).

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), German Woge (wave), Swedish våg (wave). More at wag.

The dance derives its name from Vogue magazine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: vōg, IPA(key): /vəʊɡ/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊɡ

Noun[edit]

vogue (countable and uncountable, plural vogues)

  1. The prevailing fashion or style.
    Miniskirts were the vogue in the '60s.
  2. Popularity or a current craze.
    • 1860, Albrecht Daniel Thaer, The Principles of Practical Agriculture:
      The rotation of nine years with two fallowings, which was formerly so much in vogue, is now seldom or never to be met with; it was, however, productive of very fine crops of corn on tenacious soils which require a great deal of tillage.
    Hula hoops are no longer in vogue.
  3. (dance) A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s.
  4. (Polari) A cigarette.
    • 1997, Gardiner, James, Who's a Pretty Boy Then?, page 137:
      Will you take a varder at the cartz on the feely-omi in the naf strides: the one with the bona blue ogles polarying the omi-palone with a vogue on and a cod sheitel.

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Verb[edit]

vogue (third-person singular simple present vogues, present participle voguing, simple past and past participle vogued)

  1. (intransitive) To dance in the vogue dance style.
    • 2021 September 25, Kitty Empire, “Róisín Murphy review – a triumphant dancefloor workout”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Tonight’s sumptuous two-hour gig butts up hard against the curfew. Minutes often go by during which Murphy dispenses entirely with the business of singing pop songs. She’ll vogue, or reanimate some acid house moves, letting the beat take over.
  2. (Polari) To light a cigarette.
    Vogue me up.

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Etymology 1[edit]

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-West Germanic *wagōn, from Proto-Germanic *wagōną (to sway, fluctuate) and *wēgaz (water in motion), from *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. Alternatively the verb may be derived from Italian vogare (to row).

Noun[edit]

vogue f (plural vogues)

  1. vogue
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  • English: vogue
  • German: Vogue
  • Romanian: vogă
  • Spanish: boga

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Verb[edit]

vogue

  1. inflection of voguer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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