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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The prevailing fashion, practice, or style: Hoop skirts were once the vogue.
  • n. Popular acceptance or favor; popularity: a party game no longer in vogue. See Synonyms at fashion.
  • intransitive v. To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the prevailing fashion or style
  • n. popularity or a current craze
  • n. A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s.
  • v. To dance in the vogue dance style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The way or fashion of people at any particular time; temporary mode, custom, or practice; popular reception for the time; -- used now generally in the phrase in vogue.
  • n. Influence; power; sway.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mode or fashion prevalent at any particular time; popular reception, repute, or estimation; common currency: now generally used in the phrase in vogue: as, a particular style of dress was then in. vogue; a writer who was in vogue fifty years ago; such opinions are now in vogue.
  • n. General drift of ideas; rumor; report.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a current state of general acceptance and use
  • n. the popular taste at a given time

Etymologies

French, from Old French, probably from voguer, to sail, row, of Germanic origin; see wegh- in Indo-European roots. V., after the fashion magazine Vogue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
(1565) From Middle French vogue ("wave, course of success"), from voguer ("to row, sway, set sail"). (Wiktionary)

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