fad

noun \ ˈfad \

Definition of fad

: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 \ˈfa-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

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

noun \ ˌef-ˌā-ˈdē \

Definition of FAD

First Known Use of fad

1944

Other Biochemistry Terms


FAD Defined for English Language Learners

fad

noun

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

noun \ ˈfad \

Definition of fad for Students

:something that is very popular for a short time

Medical Dictionary

FAD

noun \ ˌef-(ˌ)ā-ˈdē \

medical Definition of FAD



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