Something modish is fashionable and stylish. It’s a-la-mode, or right on top of the latest look. In the 1970s, it was considered modish to wear bell bottoms.

The word modish is a combination of the French mode meaning “fashion” and the suffix -ish meaning “very common.” When something is modish, it’s all the rage. A swanky restaurant where it’s hard to get a table or a boutique selling the newest designer labels are considered modish, or in vogue. Open up the pages of Vogue and you’ll be accosted with the latest modish looks.

Definitions of modish
  1. adjective

    in the current fashion or style

    a la mode, in style, in vogue, latest

    fashionable, stylish

    being or in accordance with current social fashions

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