\ ˈtren-dē How to pronounce trendy (audio) \
trendier; trendiest

Definition of trendy

1 : very fashionable : up-to-date he's a trendy dresserSunday Mirror
2 : marked by ephemeral, superficial, or faddish appeal or taste trendy ideas about success

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Other Words from trendy

trendily \ ˈtren-​də-​lē How to pronounce trendy (audio) \ adverb
trendiness \ ˈtren-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce trendy (audio) \ noun
trendy noun

Examples of trendy in a Sentence

a group of trendy young professionals if what's in the stores is any indication, shorter skirts are trendy again this year
Recent Examples on the Web Giuliani recently shared an application technique on Tik Tok called blush contouring or blush draping that was popular in the '80s and is trendy once again. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "An '80s Makeup Trend Is Coming Back—and It Looks Gorgeous on All Skin Tones," 5 Jan. 2021 Yes, Pantone and all the major paint companies select an annual color of the year, predicting what will be trendy. Washington Post, "Cleaning, decluttering, victory gardens: The most-read home and garden stories of 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 The Slip pillowcase, in particular, is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 celeb-approved gifts for anyone on your list," 8 Dec. 2020 But chemical replicas of the real thing aren't exactly trendy right now, so the big fragrance houses— Firmenich, Givaudan, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) — are hard at work innovating ways to create more natural perfumes. Jessica Chia, Allure, "The Future of Fragrance: How Perfumers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Create Scent," 19 Oct. 2020 Today the Cuban remnant, Havana Club, is a trendy brand in Europe but tastes like gasoline. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "TikTok Meets the Meddling Feds," 4 Oct. 2020 Cocooning was far more than the trendy thing to do. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: Why I’m taking a bow before unveiling my 2021 fearless financial forecasts," 31 Dec. 2020 Running through January 3, this savings event encompasses styles both classic and trendy for men and women with free shipping on all orders to boot. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "You can get tons of UGGs on sale right now for the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale," 29 Dec. 2020 How about hot gender-neutral appellations or trendy female political names? Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "The Most Popular Baby Girl Names for 2021," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of trendy

1962, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2021

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“Trendy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trendy

sometimes disapproving : currently popular or fashionable
often disapproving : liking or tending to like whatever is currently popular or fashionable : influenced by trends


\ ˈtren-dē How to pronounce trendy (audio) \
trendier; trendiest

Kids Definition of trendy

: currently fashionable or popular a trendy restaurant

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