adjective, fad·di·er, fad·di·est, noun

Origin of faddy

First recorded in 1815–25; fad + -y1
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Examples from the Web for faddy

Historical Examples of faddy

  • You'll get me into trouble, you see, if you're so faddy about choosing.

  • I intended to tell Mrs Moxon that he was faddy about his early-morning tea.

  • He is romantic and faddy—he gets it from you, I fancy—and he wants a certain sort of wife to take care of him.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

  • As for your appetite, you must try not to get faddy; it's a woman's duty to keep up her strength, you know.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • She wants to be one herself,” said Vera; “and so she will if she goes on getting learned and faddy.

    Modern Broods

    Charlotte Mary Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for faddy


adjective -dier or -diest

of, having, or involving personal and often transitory whims, esp about food
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