Fad Fad (f[a^]d), n. [Cf. {Faddle}.] 1. A hobby; freak; whim. [1913 Webster]

It is your favorite fad to draw plans. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. a practise followed enthusiastically by a number of people for a limited period of time; as, the latest fad in fashion.

Syn: craze; mania. [PJC] -- {Fad"dist}, n. -- {Fad"dish}, a. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • faddish — faddy faddyadj. 1. intensely fashionable for a short time. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: trendy. [WordNet 1.5] 2. prone to follow fads; as, a faddish clique of teenagers; of people. Syn: trendy. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faddish — 1855, from FAD (Cf. fad) + ISH (Cf. ish) …   Etymology dictionary

  • faddish — [fadish] adj. 1. having the nature of a fad 2. fond of fads; following fads faddishly adv. faddishness n …   English World dictionary

  • faddish — [[t]fæ̱dɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as faddish, you mean that it has no real value and that it will not remain popular for very long. It is hard to stand up to your children when they are screaming for faddish footwear …   English dictionary

  • faddish — faddishness, n. /fad ish/, adj. 1. like a fad. 2. given to fads: a faddish, sophisticated crowd. [1850 55; FAD + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • faddish — fad ► NOUN 1) a craze. 2) an idiosyncrasy or arbitrary like or dislike. DERIVATIVES faddish adjective faddism noun faddist noun. ORIGIN probably from FIDDLE FADDLE(Cf. ↑F) …   English terms dictionary

  • faddish — adjective see fad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faddish — adjective Of or pertaining to a fad; being a fad …   Wiktionary

  • faddish — Synonyms and related words: changeable, coquettish, faddy, fickle, flighty, flirtatious, inconstant, light, mercurial, quicksilver, skittish, toying, undependable, unpredictable, unreliable, vacillating, versatile, volatile …   Moby Thesaurus

  • faddish — fad·dish || fædɪʃ adj. trendy, of a passing fashion, of a fad …   English contemporary dictionary

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