trailblazing

adjective

trail·​blaz·​ing ˈtrāl-ˌblā-ziŋ How to pronounce trailblazing (audio)
: making or pointing a new way
trailblazing legislation

Examples of trailblazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The iconic actress — renowned for playing Sandra Clark on the '80s sitcom 227 — not only graced our screens for decades with unparalleled talent but also stands tall as the trailblazing first Black actress to clinch an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987. Clay Cane, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 As for the trailblazing March on Washington scene, Wolfe requested for organizers, attendees, and background characters to wear pastel hues and Leslie James accomplished that brilliantly. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 18 Nov. 2023 As a trailblazing black woman in politics, Chisholm was used to having her loyalty questioned. Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2020 The film from director Nate Adams, co-produced by Adam Carolla, provides an entertaining and insightful look under the hood of a trailblazing American icon. Freep.com, 17 Apr. 2020 Wednesday was Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of the trailblazing black Major League Baseball player. Stephanie Toone, ajc, 16 Apr. 2020 She is remembered as a trailblazing black female entrepreneur whose financial independence, business acumen, and philanthropic work will and should never be forgotten. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 20 Mar. 2020 The Eastmont Branch also plans to host a Girl Power Film Festival on Mondays starting March 2, showing four films featuring inspiring and trailblazing women. SFChronicle.com, 3 Mar. 2020 Forty-six talented and trailblazing local African Americans were to be honored Friday evening at the 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trailblazing was in 1951

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“Trailblazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trailblazing. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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