\ 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 trendily (audio) \ adverb
trendiness \ ˈtren-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce trendiness (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

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The desire for protest suddenly felt trendy, even reaching the very heart of the Kremlin. Washington Post, "With falling popularity, Russia’s Putin has tried softer touch. But will it last?," 19 June 2019 The early 2000s brought the deep, dark magenta of Pom Wonderful, the mega-trendy pomegranate juice that was introduced in 2002. Maura Judkis, The Know, "The new Starbucks dragonfruit drink tastes like — oh, who cares? It’s pink!," 18 June 2019 Designated Survivor is a quintessential Dad Show: Isn't too trendy, features a noble yet complicated lead, has high stakes, but isn't hard to follow. Elena Nicolaou,, "Are Our Dads Watching "Dad Shows?"," 15 June 2019 Quality flooring Invest in high quality flooring that isn’t trendy especially in your main living spaces. Cristine Navarrete, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Follow 5 tips to achieving timeless design," 9 June 2019 There’s also a very trendy see-through bag to house the full set. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 But public sentiment, the marketplace, and the dynamics of online communication have given queerness a trendy mainstream component. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Taylor Swift Seems to Think Homophobes Are ‘Throwing Shade’," 17 June 2019 Initial speculation was on an in-display fingerprint sensor, since those have been trendy in Android phones this year. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Everything we think we know about the Pixel 4, from Google’s Pixel 4 reveal," 13 June 2019 While Callaway’s foray into apparel started small with the acquisitions of backpack maker OGIO and trendy golf shirt outfit TravisMathew, the company took a major leap with the $486 million acquisition of German outdoor clothing brand Jack Wolfskin. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Activist investor Jana Partners takes 9% stake in Callaway Golf, may push for sale," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of trendy

1962, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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