Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) the popular taste at a given time
    he followed current trends
    the 1920s had a style of their own
  2. (noun, state) a current state of general acceptance and use

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Synonyms of Vogue

style, trend

Alternate forms of Vogue

Hyponyms: bandwagon, fashion, new look

Hypernyms: acceptance, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste

Origin of the word Vogue

  1. 1571, the vogue, "leading place in popularity, greatest success or acceptance," from M.Fr. vogue "fashion, success, drift, swaying motion (of a boat)" lit. "a rowing," from O.Fr. voguer "to row, sway, set sail," probably from O.Low Ger. *wogon, variant of wagon "float, fluctuate," lit. "to balance oneself" (see weigh). Apparently the notion is… more

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