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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. 2018.
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  • But unconventional as his views may appear, it must not be thought that Ostwald is a faddist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Look in the dictionary and you will find that the enthusiast is not the faddist.

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

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • "In some things I am a faddist," Miss Arkwright had said the morning after his arrival.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • Whatever faults or foibles might be ascribed to Miss Elliot, she was no faddist.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I'm not taking into consideration the new-woman species, the faddist or the reformer.

  • Sir John was a faddist, and, like the rest of his kind, eminently pig-headed.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
  • There is a vast difference, however, between the faddist and the genuine health-seeker.

  • Once a doctor who did not order wine during convalescence was looked upon as a faddist.

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

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter

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