Origin of fad19th circa from British Midland dialect, dialectal
An example of fad is the doll line called the "Cabbage Patch Kids."
Origin of fadPossibly from fidfad fussy person, fussy from fiddle-faddle
- A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.
Of English dialectal origin. Further origin obscure. Possibly from Old English ġefæd (“order, decorum”) (compare Old English ġefæd (“orderly, tidy”), fadian, ġefadian (“to set in order, arrange”); or from French fadaise ("a trifling thought"; see fadaise).
- It is tempting to fall for the idea of losing five to ten pounds fast, but when the lure of fast weight loss meets up with the reality of equally fast weight gain it becomes apparent that fad diets are not the answer for long term success.
- Many wrote the wild success of reality TV in the 2000s off as a fad, but hit reality show after hit reality show have proven that viewers have a huge appetite for seeing real people living real life in front of the cameras.
- Parental concerns about mineral toxicity in most children should be directed toward preventing accidental consumption of iron and other mineral supplements in young children and in monitoring the adoption of fad diets in teenagers.
- If you've lost weight using a fad diet or pill that diminished your appetite, learning to eat healthy will be a bit more challenging than it is for someone who lost weight by eating healthy portions and foods in the first place.
- Laser hair removal in the deep South is more than just a fad: successfully done, it relieves a great cosmetic burden from individuals, freeing them to enjoy the warm weather and sun without fear of unslightly and unwanted hair.