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noun     fashion pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the fact that something such as a style of dress or an activity is popular at a particular time

    Fashions change all the time.

    fashion for:

    The fashion for ocean bathing began in the nineteenth century.

    go/be out of fashion:

    His ideas have gone right out of fashion.

    be in/come into fashion:

    High heels are back in fashion.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the activity or business that involves styles of clothes and people’s appearance

    the world of fashion

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to fashion, or involved in fashion

      an Italian fashion designer

      fashion magazines

  3. 3
    [countable] a style of dress that is popular at a particular time

    Men’s fashions change more slowly than women’s.



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