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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  • faddist — n. a person who subscribes to a variety of fads. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faddist — noun A person or entity given to following fads. He is such a fashion faddist …   Wiktionary

  • faddist — 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

  • faddist — noun a person who subscribes to a variety of fads • Derivationally related forms: ↑fad • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary

  • faddist — noun see fad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faddist — faddism, n. /fad ist/, n. a person following a fad or given to fads, as one who seeks and adheres briefly to a passing variety of unusual diets, beliefs, etc. [1880 85; FAD + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • faddist — Synonyms and related words: addict, bug, collector, craze, demon, eager beaver, energumen, enthusiast, fad, faddiness, faddishness, faddism, fanatic, fiend, freak, great one for, hobbyist, hound, infatuate, novelty, nut, pursuer, rage, rhapsodist …   Moby Thesaurus

  • faddist — n. one who tends to follow the latest fashions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • faddist — fad·dist …   English syllables

  • faddist — /ˈfædəst/ (say faduhst) noun someone who has a fad or is given to fads …   Australian English dictionary

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