fad


fad

noun \ˈfad\

: something (such as an interest or fashion) that is very popular for a short time

Full Definition of FAD

:  a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal :  craze
fad·dish \ˈfa-dish\ adjective
fad·dish·ly adverb
fad·dish·ness noun
fad·dism \ˈfa-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
fad·dist \ˈfa-dist\ noun
fad·dy \-dē\ adjective

Examples of FAD

  1. She's always interested in the latest fads.
  2. <once the fad for that kind of music had passed, nobody would have been caught dead listening to it>

Origin of FAD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with FAD

FAD

noun \ˌef-ˌā-ˈdē\

Definition of FAD

First Known Use of FAD

1944

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