adjective Date: 1660 fashionable, stylish <
a modish hat
a modish writer
modishly adverbmodishness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Modish — Mod ish, a. According to the mode, or customary manner; conformed to the fashion; fashionable; hence, conventional; as, a modish dress; a modish feast. Dryden. Modish forms of address. Barrow. [1913 Webster] {Mod ish*ly}, adv. {Mod ish*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modish — (adj.) 1650s, from MODE (Cf. mode) (n.2) + ISH (Cf. ish). Very common in 17 18 c.; now somewhat arch[aic]. [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • modish — *stylish, fashionable, smart, chic, dashing Antonyms: antiquated …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • modish — [adj] fashionable a la mode*, all the rage*, chic, contemporary, current, dashing, exclusive, faddy, fresh, happening, hip*, in*, in thing*, last word, latest, mod*, now*, smart, stylish, swank, swish*, trendy, up to date, up to the minute, vogue …   New thesaurus

  • modish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fashionable. DERIVATIVES modishly adverb modishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • modish — [mōd′ish] adj. in the current mode; in the latest style; fashionable modishly adv. modishness n …   English World dictionary

  • modish — [[t]mo͟ʊdɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is modish is fashionable. [LITERARY] ...a short checklist of much that is modish at the moment. ...modish young women from London society. Syn: fashionable …   English dictionary

  • modish — mod|ish [ˈməudıʃ US ˈmou ] adj old fashioned modish ideas, designs etc are modern and fashionable >modishly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • modish — [ məʊdɪʃ] adjective fashionable: modish haircuts. Derivatives modishly adverb modishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • modish — adjective modish ideas, designs etc are modern and fashionable modishly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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