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Fashism

blending and clipping Noun
In simple terms, it refers to the government and ideology that is fashion. It deals with all things related to fashion. It is similar in definition to Fascism, Nazism, except that it refers to fashion. It can be used to refer to the fashion industry and all the people who work in it. Since fashion is an extremely competitive industry, it has been given its own ideology.
 
“What’s in a name? Fashism’s founder explains”
Etymology : Fash + ism. Fash comes from Fashion which comes from Old French facon which means a number of things, namely face, beauty, appearance, pattern etc. Ism comes from French isme which is a suffix used to form nouns of action, state etc.
Source : The New York Times. 11/24/2010
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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