fad

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noun \ˈfad\

Definition of fad

  1. :  a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal :  craze

faddish

play \ˈfa-dish\ adjective

faddishly

adverb

faddishness

noun

faddism

play \ˈfa-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

faddist

play \ˈfa-dist\ noun

faddy

play \-dē\ adjective

Examples of fad in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of fad

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1867

Synonym Discussion of fad

fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place <the current fashion>. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <a media baron used to traveling in style>. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <slim bodies are the mode at this resort>. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <short skirts are back in vogue>. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <last year's fad is over>. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time> <crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted>.

FAD

play
noun \ˌef-ˌā-ˈdē\

Definition of FAD

1944

First Known Use of fad

1944

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FAD Defined for English Language Learners

fad

play
noun \ˈfad\

Definition of fad for English Language Learners

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


FAD Defined for Kids

fad

play
noun \ˈfad\

Definition of fad for Students

  1. :  something that is very popular for a short time


Medical Dictionary

FAD

play
noun \ˌef-(ˌ)ā-ˈdē\

Medical Definition of FAD



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