trail·​blaz·​ing | \ ˈtrāl-ˌblā-ziŋ How to pronounce trailblazing (audio) \

Definition of trailblazing

: making or pointing a new way trailblazing legislation

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For those who don't know, Gold House is a non-profit collective of trailblazing Asian founders and leaders whose mission is to champion fellow Asians and ensure their cultural impact gets recognized. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "These Are the People Being Honored on the A100 List of Influential Asians in 2019," 1 May 2019 That last fact could be why Carroll is little-known in comedic spheres despite her trailblazing work. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 16 Dec. 2018 So many remarkable and trailblazing women have worn this dress. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "There's an Unexpected Fashion Connection Between Meghan Markle and Kylie Jenner," 2 Jan. 2019 And today, the shiny add-on that has held the updos of more than one elegant and trailblazing woman (from Hilary Clinton to Gwyneth Paltrow) was spotted on the tête of none other than trend setter Bella Hadid. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Rules the Street in Alexander Wang's $35 Claw Clip," 12 Sep. 2018 The film will follow Ginsburg throughout her trailblazing career as only the second female Supreme Court Justice in history, and the first Jewish female justice. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Watch Felicity Jones Fight for Gender Equality as RBG in the First Trailer for On the Basis of Sex," 16 July 2018 The trailblazing women of the 90s were excoriated by a deeply sexist society. Allison Yarrow, Time, "How the ’90s Tricked Women Into Thinking They’d Gained Gender Equality," 13 June 2018 The closing gown was painted by Romero Britto as a tribute to the trailblazing Mexican artist. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda Descends on Mexico City—And Sophia Loren Comes Along for the Ride," 19 Apr. 2018 Twelve years later, Jett's trailblazing credentials are firmly entrenched. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Joan Jett added to lineup of local Warped Tour date," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of trailblazing

1951, in the meaning defined above

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