What does the word modish mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Fashionable.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Modishness.

Usage examples for modish

  1. On several subsequent Sundays, Laura fingered, in an agony of indecision, the pleasing stuff of the dress, and ruefully considered its modish cut. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  2. Dame Harrison, too, was there: the large and portly dowager, florid of face, dictatorial in manner, dressed in the supremely unbecoming style prevalent at the moment, when everything that was beautiful in art as well as in nature was condemned as sinful and ungodly; she wore the dark kirtle and plain, ungainly bodice with its hard white kerchief folded over her ample bosom; her hair was parted down the middle and brushed smoothly and flatly to her ears, where but a few curls were allowed to escape with well- regulated primness from beneath the horn- comb, and the whole appearance of her looked almost grotesque, surmounted as it was by the modish high- peaked beaver hat, a marvel of hideousness and discomfort, since the small brim afforded no protection against the sun, and the tall crown was a ready prey to the buffetings of the wind. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy