Etymology
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mod (n.1)

"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.

mod (n.2)

short for modification, c. 1920, originally among aviators.

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Definitions of mod
1
mod (n.)
a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers;
2
mod (adj.)
relating to a recently developed fashion or style;
Synonyms: modern / modernistic
From wordnet.princeton.edu