- Characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style.
- a fashionable dress; a fashionable man
- Established or favoured by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time.
- the fashionable philosophy; fashionable opinions
- (archaic) genteel; well-bred
- fashionable society
- 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act III, sc 3:
- Time is like a fashionable host / That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.
characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style
fashionable (plural fashionables)
- A fashionable person; a fop
- 1860, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Vol. VI.,October, 1860.--No. XXXVI.:
- We speculated upon the astonishment that would have seized upon their simple, innocent hearts, had they beheld, instead of us, a bevy of our city fashionables in full bloom.
- 1891, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), “At the Shrine of St. Wagner”, in What Is Man? and Other Essays:
- In large measure the Metropolitan is a show-case for rich fashionables who are not trained in Wagnerian music and have no reverence for it, but who like to promote art and show their clothes.
- 1991 September 20, George Grass, “Star Show”, in Chicago Reader:
- A few, perhaps, have a further purpose; they desire to assist in that circus, to show themselves in the capacity of fashionables, to enchant the yokelry with their splendor.