\ 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

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Said Everyone My decision to stop drinking and join the increasingly trendy sober-curious movement sweeping Millennial happy hours, was months—maybe even years—in the making. Laura Anderson, Glamour, "Quitting Drinking Didn’t Make All My Dreams Come True," 15 May 2019 There’s more to nourishment than calories, so consider that before buying into any trendy diet or eating plan. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the 5:2 Diet, Jimmy Kimmel's Intense Weight-Loss Method?," 13 May 2019 The Lakers are the trendy favorites because of those tea leaves. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "LeBron finds this team as the new favorite to help him take back his crown," 15 June 2018 And from the original chicken shack Prince's to down-home deli Big Al's, to the trendy tourist favorite Hattie B's (which now boasts three locations in Nashville alone), there are plenty of spots to get your fix. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Places for Hot Chicken in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 Katie's also been out and about (in signature trendy fashion, of course) promoting her new movie, Brahms: The Boy II. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Delivers a Beautiful, Personal Commencement Speech in Her Hometown," 5 May 2019 Her eldest children, Kingston, 12, and Zuma, 10, took after their mom's signature trendy style. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Hit the Red Carpet With Her Sons for the First Time Ever," 29 Apr. 2019 Where there was once only one trendy toothpaste brand (h/t to you, Marvis), a whole slew of new oral-care brands are emerging for the Glossier era. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Kendall Jenner Wants You to Instagram Your Toothpaste," 24 Apr. 2019 One of the vintage hues is an eye-catching yellow not far from what happens to be Ogundehin’s pick for this year’s trendiest color: mustard. Stephen Wallis, Town & Country, "This Polar Bear Sofa Is Beloved By the Very Rich," 15 Apr. 2019

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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

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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