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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: 'act of rowing, course, fashion', from Old Italian voga, from vogare 'to row'

vogue

noun
     
vogue [countable usually singular, uncountable]
a popular and fashionable style, activity, method etc [= fashion]
vogue for
the vogue for large families in the pre-war years
be in vogue/be the vogue
Short skirts are very much in vogue just now.
Suntanning first came into vogue in the mid-1930s.

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