[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. faculty,
  2. faculty of advocates,
  3. fad,
  4. fadden,
  5. faddish,
  6. faddy,
  7. fade,
  8. fade away,
  9. fade out,
  10. fade-in

Origin of faddist

First recorded in 1880–85; fad + -ist

Related formsfad·dism, nounnon·fad·dist, noun

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Examples from the Web for faddism

  • 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
  • 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