trend·​set·​ting ˈtren(d)-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce trendsetting (audio)
variants or trend-setting
: having the effect of starting or helping to popularize a new trend, fashion, style, movement, etc.
a trendsetting design/designer
a trendsetting restaurant
The London show generated a good deal of excitement, in part because it presented a broader range of work than you might normally expect from a trendsetting exhibition.Jed Perl

Examples of trendsetting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From her off-duty model 'fits, mega-trendsetting styles, and super hot bikinis, to her viral glazed donut nails and strawberry glazed donut nails, Hailey's bag of glam tricks is seemingly overflowing. Seventeen, 23 Aug. 2022 Then there’s the trendsetting power of food icons and influencers. Kirsi Goldynia, CNN, 18 Jan. 2023 Lipa definitely has the balance of modern trendsetting and throwback fun down in her glam routine and her music. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 17 Nov. 2022 Bringing the ultra-glam get-up to everyday wear — the trendsetting pop star took a page out of the KarJenner family's style book in her Instagram photo dump. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 28 Sep. 2022 Joining the likes of Hailey Bieber, Kylie Jenner, and Bella Hadid, Megan has come to Paris to flaunt her trendsetting and oh-so-hot wardrobe on sidewalks and in the front row of the hautest runway shows. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 29 Sep. 2022 In addition to her earth-shattering performances, Nicki always lights up the red carpet with trendsetting fashion and hairstyles, garnering massive attention across various forms of social media. Okla Jones, Essence, 8 Aug. 2022 On TikTok, Black creators continue to inspire mainstream culture and define what’s next in entertainment, through their trendsetting creativity and authentic storytelling. Essence, 1 July 2022 To celebrate queerness in any real way is to understand that trendsetting and culture-making is always bottom-up, not the other way around. Marjua Estevez,, 29 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trendsetting was in 1935

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“Trendsetting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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