fashion plate

fash·ion plate
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fash-uh n pleyt]
    • /ˈfæʃ ən pleɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fash-uh n pleyt]
    • /ˈfæʃ ən pleɪt/

Definitions of fashion plate words

  • noun fashion plate a person who consistently wears the latest style in dress. 1
  • noun fashion plate an illustration showing the prevailing or new fashion in clothes. 1
  • noun fashion plate an illustration of the latest fashion in dress 0
  • noun fashion plate a fashionably dressed person 0
  • noun fashion plate a picture showing a current style in dress 0

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Origin of fashion plate

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fashion plate


fashion plate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fashion plate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fashion plate

noun fashion plate

  • dandy — A dandy is a man who thinks a great deal about his appearance and always dresses in smart clothes.
  • dude — a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
  • fop — a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners.
  • swell — to grow in bulk, as by the absorption of moisture or the processes of growth.
  • clotheshorse — a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing

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