- 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
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Examples from the Web for trendsetter
But Instafamous trendsetter Ryker Wixom is slightly different from the rest.The Littlest Fashionista Is Just Plain Stinkin’ Cute
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Kanye Wears a Leather Skirt Sure, Kanye West is a trendsetter.12-12-12 Concert’s Best Moments: Springsteen, Bon Jovi & More (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast Video
December 13, 2012
Then she touches on a truly interesting possibility—could Microsoft still find itself as a trendsetter?Windows 8: Is Anyone Impressed With Microsoft’s Relaunch?
October 26, 2012
- a person or thing that creates, or may create, a new fashion
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Word Origin and History for trendsetter
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