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vogue

[vohg] /voʊg/
noun
1.
something in fashion, as at a particular time:
Short hairdos were the vogue in the twenties.
2.
popular currency, acceptance, or favor; popularity:
The book is having a great vogue.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Middle French: wave or course of success < Old Italian voga a rowing, derivative of vogare to row, sail < ?
Related forms
prevogue, noun
Synonyms
1. mode. See fashion.
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British Dictionary definitions for prevogue

vogue

/vəʊɡ/
noun
1.
the popular style at a specified time (esp in the phrase in vogue)
2.
a period of general or popular usage or favour: the vogue for such dances is now over
adjective
3.
(usually prenominal) popular or fashionable: a vogue word
Derived Forms
voguish, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from French: a rowing, fashion, from Old Italian voga, from vogare to row, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for prevogue

vogue

n.

1570s, the vogue, "leading place in popularity, greatest success or acceptance," from Middle French vogue "fashion, success, drift, swaying motion (of a boat)" literally "a rowing," from Old French voguer "to row, sway, set sail," probably from Old Low German *wogon, variant of wagon "float, fluctuate," literally "to balance oneself" (see weigh). Apparently the notion is of being "borne along on the waves of fashion." Italian vogare also probably is borrowed from Germanic. Phrase in vogue "having a prominent place in popular fashion" first recorded 1643. The fashion magazine began publication in 1892.

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Slang definitions & phrases for prevogue

vogue

verb

To do the ''vogueing'' dance or performance: She vogued in the West Village. Disappeared in San Diego with a porn filmmaker/ commenced vogueing official International Body-Building Federation poses. Such brazen posing! (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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