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

  • adj. Of or in accord with the latest fad or fashion: trendy clothes. See Synonyms at fashionable.
  • n. One who is drawn to and represents the latest trends: "International trendies have spread the word about the area's new nightclubs” ( Lynn Langway).

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  • adj. of, or in accordance with the latest trend, fashion or hype
  • n. a trendy person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in accord with the latest fad


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  • The advertising magnate singled out what he described as "trendy oligarchs" for particular criticism, suggesting that the super-wealthy buy art only in a bid to impress their friends. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • AT THE 109 shopping mall in trendy Shibuya, saleswomen in ruffled miniskirts shout their welcome in sticky-sweet tones above a din of club music.

    Sayonara, Prada

  • I also liked the contrast between the ultra-smug critics dishing in trendy restaurants with the hard working gyspies demonstrating that it takes real sweat to put on a show.

    2009 May :

  • I felt very relieved when a statement by a fashion commentator came to mind: "This year, to be trendy is no longer trendy".


  • We sign papers that promise long term care, mark the calendar for lunch in trendy pub where, benched and boothed in hum and chatter, we study laminated menus, weigh the merits of gorgonzola pasta as if our lives hung in the balance as if the sheer number of decisions, stacked like sandbags, will hold it at bay - the silent tsunami gathering force in the rearview mirror.

    December « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Being trendy is expensive, and it betrays a certain lack of self-confidence.

    Happiness Police, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • DailyCandy has a knack for speaking a certain trendy language that is absolutely wonderful to read!

    blog – syllable studio

  • To the Federal Judges of the MDL Panel: As we discussed two weeks ago, I know you like to meet in trendy places like Sacramento, Santa Fe, and Washington, D.C. But as I've been telling you, I think it's about time you broke with tradition and held one of your MDL hearings in the federal courthouse closest to my office.

    His Honor

  • In terms of “where can the average American purchase trendy, sustainable clothing” – that is a problem for all of us – skinny or not, as right now there are not a lot of stores specializing in trendy, eco-friendly fashion.

    SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: SANS Future Forward Fashion | Inhabitat

  • Best advice I can offer you after my afternoon of desiring death's pleasant visit: avoid the seared ahi at a certain trendy San Diego restaurant that's in an overpriced hotel named after a letter that comes before X.

    Ahi Be the Death of Me


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