trend·​set·​ting | \ ˈtren(d)-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce trendsetting (audio) \

Definition of trendsetting

: that sets a trend a trendsetting design

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But after the mind-blowing, Tang-selling, moon-boot trendsetting triumph of the landing, both the general indifference and the specific skepticism were forgotten. New York Times, "Fifty Years Ago We Landed on the Moon. Why Should We Care Now?," 14 June 2019 The moment those swirly prints appeared on the Spring 2019 runways, Hadid, like a true trendsetting model, began wearing them immediately. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid, Lover of Tie-Dye, Gives the Groovy Look a Coachella Spin," 14 Apr. 2019 Image To reach young Brooklynites, a trendsetting group often hunched over phones, Stuyvesant Town has rolled out an ad campaign that may seem counterintuitive, involving something both old-fashioned and off-line: a truck. New York Times, "Cruising for Renters," 31 May 2018 Beyond the venue's trendsetting talent curation, though, Webster Hall was a musical sanctuary. David Rishty, Billboard, "Looking Back on Webster Hall: The Chainsmokers, Wolfgang Gartner, Bingo Players & More Reflect," 28 Aug. 2017 Like many people, Ms. Bowman believes the arrival of the first Marc Jacobs store, with its trendsetting clothes and clientele of fashion editors and celebrities like Sofia Coppola, was the tipping point. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "Bleecker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of trendsetting

1960, in the meaning defined above

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