a person or thing that establishes a new trend or fashion.

1960–65; from the verb phrase set a trend; see -er1 Unabridged
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trendsetter (ˈtrɛndˌsɛtə)
a person or thing that creates, or may create, a new fashion

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Example sentences
We have also been a trendsetter in terms of utilizing cutting edge technology and organizational tools in our homes.
It is our goal to continue to be known throughout the state as a trendsetter within the fire service.
It was the first of its kind and a national trendsetter by helping to relieve downstream flood damages.
Is popular at school and is considered a trendsetter among her friends.
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