Fashionable vs Trendy - What's the difference?

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Fashionable is a synonym of trendy.


As adjectives the difference between fashionable and trendy

is that fashionable is characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style while trendy is (slang) of, or in accordance with the latest trend, fashion or hype.

As nouns the difference between fashionable and trendy

is that fashionable is a person; a fop while trendy is a person.

fashionable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style.
  • a fashionable''' dress; a '''fashionable man
  • Established or favoured by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time.
  • the fashionable''' philosophy; '''fashionable opinions
  • (archaic) genteel; well-bred
  • fashionable society
  • * Shakespeare
  • Time is like a fashionable host / That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.

    Synonyms

    *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person; a fop
  • * {{quote-book, year=1860, author=Various, title=Atlantic Monthly, Vol. VI.,October, 1860.--No. XXXVI., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=We speculated upon the astonishment that would have seized upon their simple, innocent hearts, had they beheld, instead of us, a bevy of our city fashionables in full bloom. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1891, author=Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), title=What Is Man? and Other Essays, chapter=At the Shrine of St. Wagner, edition= citation
  • , passage=In large measure the Metropolitan is a show-case for rich fashionables who are not trained in Wagnerian music and have no reverence for it, but who like to promote art and show their clothes. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=September 20, author=George Grass, title=Star Show, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=A few, perhaps, have a further purpose; they desire to assist in that circus, to show themselves in the capacity of fashionables , to enchant the yokelry with their splendor. }}

    trendy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (slang) of, or in accordance with the latest trend, fashion or hype
  • I hate those trendy pre-wrinkled shirts.

    Synonyms

    * superficial, shallow, materialistic * mistakenly fashionable, , with-it, voguish, avant-garde

    Noun

    (trendies)
  • a person