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mod1

[mod] /mɒd/ Informal.
adjective
1.
very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to a style of dress of the 1960s, typified by miniskirts, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and bright colors and patterns.
noun
3.
a person who is in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a British teenager of the 1960s who affected a very neat, sophisticated appearance and wore fancy clothing inspired by Edwardian dress.
Origin of mod1
1955-1960
1955-60; shortened form of modern

mod2

[mod] /mɒd/ Informal.
noun
1.
an act or instance of modifying; modification.
verb (used with object), modded, modding.
2.
to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part:
The car was modded for speed and power.
3.
Computers.
  1. to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software:
    I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
  2. to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case:
    I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.
Origin
by shortening

mod3

[mod] /mɒd/
noun, Informal.
1.
the moderator of an online message board:
Notify a mod immediately if another member is harassing you.
Origin
by shortening
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Examples from the Web for mods
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  • "Oh, I've been swatting like a pig for mods," said Alan hopelessly.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • My phone's memory had all kinds of private stuff on it: photos, emails, little hacks and mods I'd installed.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Herbert had passed as shiningly in mods and divinity and all the rest of it as Jack had passed before the Marine Board.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But now, suddenly, they seemed near to him—nearer and more overpowering than the First in mods had ever been.

    Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
  • They had a couple of mods that were supposed to fit them better for the mission.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • She had spent a year at Somerville, though she had gone down without trying for a place in either 'mods.'

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • "I thought you were grinding for mods," Michael reminded him, with a smile.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for mods

Mods

/mɒdz/
plural noun
1.
(at Oxford University) short for Honour Moderations

mod1

/mɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit)
  1. a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
  2. a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
  3. (as modifier): a mod haircut
Word Origin
C20: from modernist

mod2

/mɒd/
noun
1.
an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot

mod3

/mɒd/
abbreviation
1.
modulus

MOD

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Ministry of Defence
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Word Origin and History for mods

mod

n.

"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.

short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mods

mod

adjective

Modern; up-to-date, esp in the styles of the 1960s: shows off her attributes in a mod wardrobe (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for mods

mod

modern

MOD

mesiodistocclusal
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