One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) Ministry of Defence.
Modern.‘boldly mix mod with trad for eye-catching results’
in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, up to date, bang up to date, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsettingView synonyms
- ‘These two have a groovy townhouse with lots of mod furnishings.’
- ‘A secret chamber with all mod surveillance and survival cons, it is all the rage in New York.’
- ‘Everything screams Euro, from the glossy wine-red walls dressed with oversized posters to the throbbing house to the floor-to-ceiling stall doors and mod capsule hand dryer in the WC.’
- ‘Families who have every hi-tech mod con in their rooms, overnight laundry service and on-tap pampering for mums and dads.’
(especially in the early 1960s) a young person of a subculture characterized by a smart stylish appearance, the riding of motor scooters, and a liking for soul music.
- ‘The clubs I have been involved in here are either funk or mod clubs.’
- ‘Men expect to see the return of the pointy-toe brogues with a thick leather sole, as well as the Chelsea boot to polish your mod style.’
- ‘Gold's milieu, the laid-back '70s, saw things move away from the highly tailored mod look to unisex dressing inspired by the sexual revolution and feminism.’
- ‘In the 1960s, he'd been the resident DJ at London's hippest mod club, The Scene.’
- ‘No other clique can hold a candle to the mod fashionistas.’
- ‘The guitar and bass gave the sound real mod attitude, while the backing vocals added as much soul as the keyboards offered depth and quality to the experience.’
- ‘He didn't have a scooter, but he bought a mod parka and - as was de rigueur at the time - sewed a fox's tail onto it.’
- ‘By the late 60s many working-class mods had evolved into skinheads, and were listening to the music coming out of Jamaica at the time.’
- ‘Weekenders trace their roots to the mods and rockers' bank holiday rave-ups on the south coast in the Sixties.’
- ‘Sharp shooting 70s and mod era riffs were pelted out to introduce the raw indie/garage punk sounds.’
- ‘Definite '60s mod influence but nothing to intense and no retro feel.’
- ‘Even the new dress codes and hairstyles of rockers, mods, or hippies became suspect.’
- ‘Before there were mods and before flower power or hippies, there were beatniks.’
- ‘This brand new quartet has a sweet spin on '60s pop that any self-respecting Britpop and mod fanatic should check out.’
- ‘After all, parents in earlier times were once scandalised by teddy boys and mods and hippies and punks.’
- ‘It was an era when official news bulletins were worrying themselves about mods and rockers, or the hallucinogenic drugs of the hippies.’
- ‘They are keeping this same spirit alive today, as have so many other garage, punk and mod bands for the past 40 years.’
- ‘Back in the Eighties, you were either a mod, a long-haired rocker or a football casual and if you were a particularly awkward teenager you were a goth.’
- ‘His dapper mod dress code contradicts the sweaty confrontationalism he projects on stage (and just off - any open dancefloor space is by rights his as well).’
- ‘I think a lot of mod music is cool, but I prefer to be black belt’
Abbreviation of modern or modernist.
- another term for modulo
- ‘The design will need to incorporate all the same blogger tags, links and sidebar elements as the current template with scope for easy mods.’
- ‘The mod in question allows players to zoom right in to the action and allows for a much more free experience.’
- ‘Another popular mod, for cases that lack it, is attaching USB connections to the front of the case.’
Make modifications to; modify.‘both the single-player and multiplayer games can be modded’
- ‘Apple computers have been modded into PCs and vice versa.’
- ‘There are many other reasons people want to mod their consoles.’
- ‘I had thought about modding my PSU to make it modular, but never got around to actually doing it.’
- ‘A good article in the Tech Review looks at the issue of mod chips, and how far companies go to stop anyone from modding their hardware.’
- ‘Needless to say, if I do start modding it, my first stop will be here.’
- ‘It'll be like modding a car: You buy the really basic model, and swap out the things you don't like for things you do like.’
- ‘The comments we got from sixteen year olds who were illegally modding their wetware at the time were priceless.’
A person who moderates an online forum or discussion; a moderator.‘the post was quickly removed by mods’
(of the moderator of an online forum or discussion) delete (inappropriate or offensive content)‘my post was modded and prevented from being posted’
A Highland meeting for Gaelic literary and musical competitions.
- ‘They fund the Mod and the National Gaelic Arts Project, they prepared a Gaelic language policy ahead of most other organisations.’
- ‘It is also exciting that it's come to the east coast for the first time, following the Mod.’
- ‘As a town, Oban has always been at the forefront of things Highland: it is the town after all which hosted the first Gaelic Mod.’
- ‘It was MacLeod who came out with the view, which was extremely bold at the time, that a devout Highland Calvinist could have a place for the Mod and the culture.’
- ‘There should be more opportunities for musicians to use the Mod to launch new albums and make their names.’
- ‘Once you venture out of the hall where the competitions are taking place you would barely know that the Mod existed.’
- ‘An Comunn Gaidhealach, the organiser of the Mod, is celebrating a major new sponsorship award.’
- ‘It was nice that she came, but the question is whether the Mod should have been in this position in the first place.’
- ‘Still, as there are hardly any Gaelic speakers, even at the Mod, no one seemed to notice.’
- ‘Gaelic-speaking children come to the Mod every year because they are taught to value their culture.’
- ‘The Mod - the biggest Gaelic arts festival - will attract 1,500 competitors in all and many more spectators.’
From Scottish Gaelic mōd.
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