Fad definition

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A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
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A custom, style, etc. that many people are interested in for a short time; passing fashion; craze.
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Flavin adenine dinucleotide.
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The definition of a fad is something that people are interested in for a short period of time.

An example of fad is the doll line called the "Cabbage Patch Kids."

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A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.
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Flavin adenine dinucleotide.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fad
Plural:
fads

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).

    From Wiktionary