\ˈtren-dē \
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 \ adverb
trendiness \ˈtren-​dē-​nəs \ 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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Everyday Classicists Never an off-day in sight, these duos mastered the art of everyday style with outfits that are always polished and never too trendy. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Fashion-Forward Couples Who Dominated 2018," 29 Nov. 2018 Other Stories: Everyone's favorite affordable and trendy Swedish brand is offering 20% sitewide from November 25 to November 26. Glamour, "All The Cyber Monday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 25 Nov. 2018 Now, in four years, its upstart rival Resy has managed to bite off some of OpenTable’s market share, particularly among newer and trendier restaurants. Sayer Devlin, Recode, "Resy is winning newer, cooler restaurants away from OpenTable," 19 Oct. 2018 Sure, a cool bar or trendy restaurant works, but this Veuve Clicquot ski lounge a total game-changer. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "You've Got To See This Champagne-Inspired Ski Lounge," 11 Oct. 2018 Aside from the outdoor sculpture garden and trendy East Village, most people commented on the city's fast-growing community of both retirees and millennials. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.," 8 Aug. 2018 Brush up on Catalan history at El Born Centre Cultural or take a street art tour of the trendy El Raval district. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Shou sugi ban has become so trendy there are even lumber suppliers who sell precharred lumber to builders at great expense. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "Black is the new black," 1 Aug. 2018 The hotel is a nice boost for the Leslieville area of Toronto, a trendy district a couple of miles east of — and an easy streetcar ride away from — downtown. Jim Byers,, "Toronto's hotel scene heats up with 4 exciting newcomers," 7 June 2018

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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

: currently popular or fashionable

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


\ˈtren-dē \
trendier; trendiest

Kids Definition of trendy

: currently fashionable or popular a trendy restaurant

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