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Word Origin and History for vogue. Apparently the notion is of being "borne along on the waves of fashion.". Italian vogare also probably is borrowed from Germanic. Phrase in vogue "having a prominent place in fashion" first recorded 1643. The fashion magazine began publication in 1892.What is a vogue word?
A vogue word is a fashionable word or phrase that tends to lose its effectiveness through overuse. Also called a voguism. Vogue words, says Kenneth G. Wilson, are "perfectly good Standard English words that suddenly become modish, so that for a time we hear them being used everywhere, by everyone,...What is the plural of Vogue?
vogue (countable and uncountable, plural vogues) The prevailing fashion or style. Popularity or a current craze. (dance) A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s. (Polari) A cigarette.