1. [late 17C–19C] the current fashion; thus all the kick, the present vogue; high kick, the height of fashion.
2. [mid-19C] a fashionable garment.
3. [1940s+] a fashion, a fad, with comb. adj./noun; thus on a/the ... kick, e.g. on a writing kick, on the religion kick etc.
4. [1950s+] one’s attitude or opinion.
[late 18C] fashionable.