1. The prevailing fashion, practice, or style: Hoop skirts were once the vogue.
2. Popular acceptance or favor; popularity: a party game no longer in vogue.
intr.v. vogued, vogue·ing or vogu·ing, vogues
To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.
[French renown, popularity, from voguer, to row, go forward on the water, be current, from Old French, to row, from Old Italian vogare, perhap of Greek origin and originally referring to the rocking motion of a boat; perhaps akin to Greek baukalān, to lull to sleep. V., after the fashion magazine Vogue.]
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