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[tren-dee] /ˈtrɛn di/
adjective, trendier, trendiest.
of, in, or pertaining to the latest trend or style.
following the latest trends or fashions; up-to-date or chic:
the trendy young generation.
appealing to faddish taste:
a trendy hotel.
noun, plural trendies.
a trendy person, place, object, or idea.
Origin of trendy
1960-65; trend + -y1
Related forms
trendily, adverb
trendiness, noun
untrendy, adjective Unabridged
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  • And a trendy top might not be, even if it was cheap, because it will be out of fashion in a season.
  • Also trendy patio furniture and other garden accessories.
  • They were so trendy, compact and eco-friendly my observation may be shared by many around.
  • If you're already familiar with it, pat yourself on the back for being wickedly trendy and down with the kids.
  • All he could find were trendy magazines and junky pulp fiction.
  • Suddenly people are describing the city with a word that, until recently, wasn't even in the local vocabulary: trendy.
  • He has a posh pad, a new car and trendy holidays such as a weekend of rock climbing.
  • Apple is cool and trendy right now, and that trumps everything else in their eyes.
  • Not one of her characters is constricted by anything as mundane or trendy as the memoir form.
  • Its clients also won't expect the same level of quality in their ingredients as trendy coffee and smoothie shops offer.
British Dictionary definitions for trendy


adjective trendier, trendiest
consciously fashionable
noun (pl) trendies
a trendy person
Derived Forms
trendily, adverb
trendiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trendy

1962, from trend (n.) + -y (2). Related: Trendily; trendiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for trendy



A devotee of the television science-fiction series Star Trek: Star Trek II. The Wrath of Khan. Come, all ye Trekkers/ Trekkies hate being called Trekkies. They call themselves ''Trekkers'' (1976+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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