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vogue (vəʊɡ Pronunciation for vogue



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


  1. (usually prenominal) popular or fashionable   ⇒ a vogue word

Derived Forms

ˈvoguish adjective
ˈvoguishly adverb
ˈvoguishness noun

Word Origin

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


View thesaurus entry
= fashion, trend, craze, style, the latest, the thing, mode, last word, the rage, passing fancy, dernier cri
= fashionable, trendy, in, now, popular, with it, prevalent, up-to-the-minute, modish, the new, du jour, voguish, culty

Translations for 'vogue'

  • British English: vogue If there is a vogue for something, it is very popular and fashionable. NOUNDespite the vogue for so-called health teas, there is no evidence that they are any healthier.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: voga
  • Chinese: 时尚时時尚
  • European Spanish: moda
  • French: vogue
  • German: Mode
  • Italian: moda
  • Japanese: 流行
  • Korean: 유행
  • Portuguese: voga
  • Spanish: moda

Example Sentences Including 'vogue'

A vogue for Indian fashion predominated among the young, who wanted to distance themselves as much as possible from their bourgeois parents.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
My father summoned his brother, my uncle Arnold, who was the tailor in town and family consultant on masculine vogue.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Never has affordable dressing been more in vogue than it is now.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
One, paradoxically, is the rising interest in `channels" and channeled teachings currently in vogue.
Woolger, Roger J. Other Lives, Other Selves
Smaller styles were in vogue now, little metal cages suspended from chains that held tiny pots of the burning drug.
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
That idea came into vogue in England 10 years ago in a particular circumstance in a particular type of advertising at a particular time.
Business Today (1999)
The vogue for long-haul travel, too, has led to greater risk of Britons catching deadly infections, he said.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
They could tell her what length skirts were being worn, what colours to go for, what fabrics were in vogue.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird


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