Definition of vogue in English:


Line breaks: vogue
Pronunciation: /vəʊg



[attributive] Back to top  
  • 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)

[no object] Back to top  
  • 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.



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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.




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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