alamodality

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

à la mode +‎ -ality

NounEdit

alamodality (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The quality of being fashionable.
    1847 Robert Southey, "The doctor" p.189
    Doubtless it hath been selected for me because of its alamodality,- a good and pregnant word, on the fitness of which some German whose name appears to be erroneously as well as uncouthly written Geamoenus, is said to have composed a dissertation.
    2000 Neal Stephenson, "The diamond age"
    Gwendolyn Hackworth hadn't packed a parasol, but she was untroubled; she'd always had a kind of natural, unconscious alamodality.
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