\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Peoria residents could see a move toward attracting more trendy development and high-paying jobs under a proposition on their Nov. 3 ballot. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, "Peoria voters could shape the future of the city's development with Proposition 445," 21 Oct. 2020 Dusty hardware stores sat a few doors down from trendy coffee shops. Vivian Yee, New York Times, "‘Call Me a Dreamer’: A Shattered Beirut Neighborhood Rebuilds," 11 Oct. 2020 For a team that was a trendy pick to win its division and potentially make a deep postseason run, a season-opening 27-20 loss against a Jaguars team in a full rebuild is eye-opening. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "NFL Week 1 winners, losers: Cam Newton boosts Patriots, Cowboys unimpressive under Mike McCarthy," 15 Sep. 2020 My trauma is not trendy, or relative, or here to be bought and sold. Natasha Behnam,, "I’m A Plus-Size, Iranian-American Actress, But I Don’t Want That To Be My Headline," 5 Nov. 2020 Tillman’s opened in 1992, long before the Bishop Arts District became a trendy dining neighborhood in Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Owner of Tacos Mariachi opens Argentinian restaurant Chimichurri in Oak Cliff," 5 Nov. 2020 The women often wear trendy clothes that push the boundaries of what most Egyptian women can wear in public, and the most popular accounts have amassed millions of followers. New York Times, "Egyptian Teen Seeks Justice in Rape Case, and a Battle Erupts Over Women’s Rights," 30 Oct. 2020 Reviewers love that these fashionable clothes are affordable, colorful, and trendy. Erika Hardison, USA TODAY, "20 of the most adorable holiday outfits for kids," 20 Oct. 2020 Knockoffs and ripoffs abound on any hot or trendy item., "Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of trendy

1962, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Nov 2020

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“Trendy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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