Definition of vogue in English:


Syllabification: vogue
Pronunciation: /vōg


[usually in singular]
1The prevailing fashion or style at a particular time: the vogue is to make realistic films
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  • His brilliant, fluid landscape sketches in oils and watercolour were inspirational and he helped create a vogue for ‘troubadour’ subjects.
  • This created a vogue for such biographies in which the fictional element became progressively greater until the world saw the emergence of a new genre - the novel.
  • It initiated a vogue for revenge theatre that lasted for decades, and it shares many elements with the greatest of all revenge tragedies, Hamlet.
1.1General acceptance or favor; popularity: the 1920s and 30s, when art deco was much in vogue
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  • However, he said, as part of the Government's commitment to urban generation, parks were in vogue again.
  • The military coup may be a thing of the past, but the popular coup is in vogue.
  • Commercial property is also back in vogue with UK fund managers.
fashionable, in fashion, fashion-forward, voguish, stylish, modish, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, du jour, modern, current; prevalent, popular, in favor, in demand, sought-after, all the rage; chic, chi-chi, smart, tony, kicky, le dernier cri; trendy, hip, cool, big, happening, now, in, with it


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Popular; fashionable: “citizenship” was to be the government’s vogue word
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  • But what is the real impact on the home front of our obsession with fashionable and vogue trends?
  • Mostly, the ‘girl crush’ seems to be a vogue phrase for something that has been around for a long time: a fawning but nonsexual interest one woman has in another.
  • Trash cinema has become the vogue topic for film scholars.

verb (vogues, vogueing or voguing, vogued)

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Dance to music in such a way as to imitate the characteristic poses struck by a model on a catwalk.
[ 1980s: from the name of the fashion magazine Vogue]
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  • I ‘vogued’ down the street and at parties with my friends.
  • But, yes, she is going to take pieces from the well of gay culture and move them into her own work and make a lot of money off of it, whereas the people who invented vogueing don't make a dime.
  • She can rap, she can vogue, she can do bondage and ballads, but one thing she can't be is clean-cut.


late 16th century (in the vogue, denoting the foremost place in popular estimation): from French, from Italian voga 'rowing, fashion', from vogare 'row, go well'.



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  • Luckily, the food, presented in the voguish mix-and-match style, is so decent that none of this really matters.
  • Words often take on an aura of voguish cool, and then become redundant.
  • Forcing cities and universities down the voguish path of architectural novelty, aside from inflicting inhospitable garishness on residents, denies the lessons of history.

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