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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that initiates or popularizes a trend: "The Golden State, ever the trendsetter, reformed its property tax” ( New York).

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  • n. someone who starts a trend, or makes one more popular

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Examples

  • Never known as a trendsetter, Peggy G was more into art than fashion.

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  • Though Farrah will always be known as a trendsetter, there are some other mane attractions.

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  • Rhoden calls 18-year old high school star Brandon Jennings a "trendsetter" for his "brilliant" idea to snub his nose at the NCAA and play for pay in Europe for a year.

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  • FOOD 24 DECOR 20 SERVICE 23 COST EVARDIS DELIGIANNI 66 30-210-623-0650; A neoclassical in the Pentelikon Hotel, this "trendsetter" draws an "international" crowd with its seasonal menu of "excellent" French-Med cuisine.

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  • I've said how they noted I was a "trendsetter", that as I go so go the disfavored:::My disposal will be convienience-based.

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  • I've said how I was a "trendsetter", that as I go so go the disfavored:::My disposal will be convienience-based.

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  • Let's talk about her legacy, because she was -- you know, words that have described her that I've been reading, "trendsetter," "trailblazer," "role model," starting the Betty Ford Clinic, talking about women's rights and equal rights, dealing with breast cancer.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2007

  • Between 1960 and 2000, the appearance of the word "trendsetter" increased in books nearly 500 percent, according to Google.

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  • Tenay asked why he came to TNA, and Jones said it was because TNA is a "trendsetter", like him.

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  • Deadpool's been described as many things over the years, but "trendsetter"?

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