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fashion +‎ -ese

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fashionese (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The language of fashion.
    • 2009 February 22, Horacio Silva, “Words on the Street”, in New York Times[1]:
      [] French for Africa, the second largest continent; fashionese for the single biggest trend on the Continent, as Europe’s influential labels make reference to African motifs refracted through the prism of ’70s YSL-inspired glamour, as in, “I’m j’adoring my Miu Miu Mau Mau muumuu — it’s very chic d’Afrique.”