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preposition

  1. according to; in the manner of: a short poem à la Ogden Nash.
  2. Cookery.
    1. prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by: chicken à la provençale.
    2. prepared with the ingredient of.

preposition

  1. in the manner or style of
  2. as prepared in (a particular place) or by or for (a particular person)

from French à la, “in the manner of;” used in English in French terms from fashion or cookery since late 16c.; used in native formations with English words or names from c.1800 (first attested in Jane Austen).

Like, in the manner of, as in He hoped to break all records, à la Babe Ruth. This expression, an abbreviation of the French à la mode de (for “in the manner of”), has been used in English since the late 1500s.

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