from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in or conforming to the prevailing or current fashion; stylish. See Synonyms at fashionable.
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- adj. conforming with fashion or style
- adj. in the current mode
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. According to the mode, or customary manner; conformed to the fashion; fashionable; hence, conventional
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to the mode or customary manner or style; fashionable; stylish: often used with a suggestion of contempt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in the current fashion or style
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Again, a certain kind of modish appearance seems important.
He was young and handsome, and although he wore the simple garb of the Quakers he had not yet perhaps quite forgotten the "modish" ways of his younger days, for about his waist he had knotted a pale blue scarf.
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(That was a subtle touch by the writer, parenthetically using modish, meaning
This year's shortlist, for instance, is not sensational, modish, tendentious or obscure.
A couple of painted wooden busts of early 16th-century South Netherlandish fashion plates—probably some of St. Ursula's martyred companions—conceal skull fragments under complicated hairstyles and modish clothing.
However, the final verdict is expected enough: So as much as I want to grab the panelists by their modish lapels and shake them and demand to know exactly what the hell they're talking about, it is not my right to do so, for I am not there by invitation, I am not a member of their community, and I have no right to expect that their words should mean anything to me.
Gradually, though, I realized, that Luz, the school's elegant, middle-aged director, and modish, twenty-five-year-old Luis could talk on or join us for comida (the big afternoon meal) because they weren't rushing off somewhere.
Meatballs may be modish, but I think they're best done simply: beef and pork, peppery parsley, sweet onion and the aromatic anise of fennel seeds, lightened with breadcrumbs and quick fried to give a deep brown, caramelised crust.
If this sounds like European avant-garde theatre at its most off-puttingly modish, the effect is in fact kookily funny and coolly self-aware.
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