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[fad-ist] /ˈfæd ɪst/
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
First recorded in 1880-85; fad + -ist
Related forms
faddism, noun
nonfaddist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Once a doctor who did not order wine during convalescence was looked upon as a faddist.

  • Oh, you know what a faddist she is over that Girl Scout organization!

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Given a consecrated house of prayer, anyone who isn't a faddist ought to be able to pray in it.

    Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
  • Whatever faults or foibles might be ascribed to Miss Elliot, she was no faddist.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Look in the dictionary and you will find that the enthusiast is not the faddist.

  • Don't pay any attention to the faddist who gives you a rigorous diet or unpalatable food.

    Evening Round Up William Crosbie Hunter
  • "In some things I am a faddist," Miss Arkwright had said the morning after his arrival.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • As it happened, I could, since I knew from his niece that it was one on which Mr. Carruthers had been a faddist in his time.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • If you say anything yourself out of the beaten track, you know that you will be looked down upon as a fool or a faddist.

    The Curse of Education Harold E. Gorst
  • He is democratic in the current sense of the word, but neither a doctrinaire nor a faddist.

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