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[trend-set-er] /ˈtrɛndˌsɛt ər/
a person or thing that establishes a new trend or fashion.
Origin of trendsetter
1960-65; from the verb phrase set a trend; see -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for trendsetter
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for trendsetter


a person or thing that creates, or may create, a new fashion
Derived Forms
trendsetting, adjective
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Word Origin and History for trendsetter

also trend-setter, 1960; see trend (n.) + set (v.). Related: Trend-setting.

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