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 faddist

Historical Examples of faddist

  • 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