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modish

[moh-dish] /ˈmoʊ dɪʃ/
adjective
1.
in the current fashion; stylish.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; mode2 + -ish1
Related forms
modishly, adverb
modishness, noun
unmodish, adjective
unmodishly, adverb
Synonyms
smart, chic, fashionable, trendy.
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Examples for modish
  • The kitchen looks used and the interior decoration is not especially modish.
  • To some of us, this modish view is nihilistic, not progressive.
British Dictionary definitions for modish

modish

/ˈməʊdɪʃ/
adjective
1.
in the current fashion or style; contemporary
Derived Forms
modishly, adverb
modishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for modish
adj.

1650s, from mode (n.2) + -ish. "Very common in 17-18 c.; now somewhat arch[aic]." [OED].

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