An example of fad is the doll line called the "Cabbage Patch Kids."
Other Word Forms
Origin of fad
- Possibly from fidfad fussy person, fussy from fiddle-faddle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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).