Alamode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alamode A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; -- often called simply mode.
    • adv. & a Alamode According to the fashion or prevailing mode. "Alamode beef shops."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alamode In the fashion; according to the fashion or prevailing mode.
    • alamode Fashionable; according to some particular fashion.
    • n alamode A fashion.
    • n alamode A thin glossy silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv., adj Alamode a-la-mōd′ according to the mode or fashion
    • n Alamode a light kind of glossy silk for scarfs, hat-bands, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. à la mode, after the fashion

Usage

In literature:

His taste in cookery, formed in subterranean ordinaries and alamode beefshops, was far from delicate.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But she was a kindly soul, who had not forgotten the gift of my Lady Squander's pink alamode.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
On first night of the news plaintiff was quite delirious; took six plates of alamode beef, and two pots of porter.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, December 4, 1841" by Various
On first night of the news plaintiff was quite delirious; took six plates of alamode beef, and two pots of porter.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Examples are given of the "Pert style," the "Alamode" style, the "Finical style.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Alamode beef-house (Johnson's), i.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
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