something in fashion, as at a particular time: Short hairdos were the vogue in the twenties.
popular currency, acceptance, or favor; popularity: The book is having a great vogue.

1565–75; < Middle French: wave or course of success < Old Italian voga a rowing, derivative of vogare to row, sail < ?

prevogue, noun

1. mode. See fashion.
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vogue (vəʊɡ)
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
3.  (usually prenominal) popular or fashionable: a vogue word
[C16: from French: a rowing, fashion, from Old Italian voga, from vogare to row, of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1571, the vogue, "leading place in popularity, greatest success or acceptance," from M.Fr. vogue "fashion, success, drift, swaying motion (of a boat)" lit. "a rowing," from O.Fr. voguer "to row, sway, set sail," probably from O.Low Ger. *wogon, variant of wagon "float, fluctuate," lit. "to balance oneself"
(see weigh). Apparently the notion is of being "borne along on the waves of fashion." It. vogare also probably is borrowed from Gmc. Phrase in vogue "having a prominent place in popular fashion" first recorded 1643. The fashion magazine began publication in 1892.
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Example sentences
In fact, they were forced to recycle well before the practice was in vogue.
The vogue for retro could also simply reflect the spirit of the times.
Candied nuts came into vogue along with candied fruit.
Panpsychism and morphic resonance are becoming more in vogue as quantum
  uncertainty principles are studied.
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