Other Word Forms of Fad
Origin of Fad
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).
Possibly from fidfad fussy person, fussy from fiddle-faddle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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