fad

[ fad ]
/ fæd /

noun

a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.

Origin of fad

1825–35; noun use of dial. fad to look after things, busy oneself with trifles, back formation from obsolete faddle to play with, fondle. See fiddle

Related forms

fad·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fad (1 of 2)

fad

/ (fæd) /

noun informal

an intense but short-lived fashion; craze
a personal idiosyncrasy or whim

Derived Forms

faddish, adjectivefaddishness, nounfaddism, nounfaddist, noun

Word Origin for fad

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for fad (2 of 2)

FAD


noun

biochem flavin adenine dinucleotide: an ester of riboflavin with ADP that acts as the prosthetic group for many flavoproteinsSee also FMN
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Medicine definitions for fad

FAD


abbr.

flavin adenine dinucleotide
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