[ 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 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