Definition of de rigueur in English:

de rigueur

Line breaks: de ri|gueur
Pronunciation: /də rɪˈɡəː
 
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adjective

Required by etiquette or current fashion: it was de rigueur for bands to grow their hair long
More example sentences
  • Corporate data governance is in the process of moving from de rigueur to de facto to de jure.
  • Free entry-level products are rapidly become de rigueur in many areas of software, notably in programming tools where there are hundreds of thousands of freely available goods.
  • Plenty of musicians have their own blogs and online tour diaries have become de rigueur.
Synonyms
fashionable, in fashion, voguish, in vogue, modish, up to date, up to the minute, all the rage, trendsetting, latest; smart, chic, elegant, natty
informal trendy, with it, ritzy
North American informal fly, spiffy, sassy, kicky, tony, stylin'
customary, standard, conventional, normal, orthodox, usual, ubiquitous; compulsory; Frenchcomme il faut
informal done

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'in strictness'.

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