\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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Buy Photo Brigitte Nzali was stunned the first time she was slapped with a fine for braiding hair without a cosmetology license in her trendy salon in Blackwood, Camden County. Jan Hefler,, "$18,000 in tuition and 1,200 hours of study for a license to braid hair? New Jersey lawmakers say no," 13 July 2018 This new one from trendy hair coiffeurs R+Co is actually a cleansing mist. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products This Month," 9 July 2018 The boutique, called GW, sells trendy designer apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories at low prices. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Goodwill to open a boutique in South End," 13 July 2018 Its downtown area, filled with microbreweries and trendy restaurants, is a magnet for Millennials. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 July 2018 This summer, ditch the string bikini and grab the season's trendiest swimsuit: the one-piece. Fox News, "Summer's sexiest swimsuit trend," 7 July 2018 Ikea has similar twist-off dispensers ranging from $1.49 to $9.99, but none with that oh-so-trendy all-black look. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "How Target’s new minimalist home goods line compares to Ikea and Muji products," 22 June 2018 These trendy, colorful cans have wine snobs forgetting all about class — or at least glass. Ashley Day, USA TODAY, "New wine cans for convenient summer fun," 25 May 2018 Though Maya offers cushy amenities such as reclining seats and large-format screens, the company eschews increasingly trendy luxury perks, such as in-seat dining. Ryan Faughnder,, "'Selena' producer is building theaters for underserved Latino moviegoers, despite challenges," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of trendy

1962, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trendy was in 1962

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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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evasion of direct action or statement

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