Definition of

A La Mode

  1. (adj, all) in the current fashion or style
  2. (adv, all) with ice cream on top or on the side

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of A La Mode

in style, in vogue, latest, modish

Origin of the word A La Mode

  1. 1640s, from Fr. ? la mode (15c.), lit. "in the fashion" (see mode (2)). In 17c., sometimes nativized as all-a-mode. Cookery sense of a dessert served with ice cream is 1903, Amer.Eng. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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