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faddist

[fad-ist] /ˈfæd ɪst/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of faddist
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; fad + -ist
Related forms
faddism, noun
nonfaddist, noun
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  • Even American books were read—a crucial test of faddism; and American curios were displayed in all the shops.

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • faddism, instead of being merely a hunger for the new is rather an expression of the crowd-will to uniformity.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin

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