What does fad mean?

Definitions for fadfæd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rage(noun)

    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

    "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"


  1. Fad(n.)

    a practise followed enthusiastically by a number of people for a limited period of time; as, the latest fad in fashion.

  2. Origin: [Cf. Faddle.]


  1. fad(Noun)

    A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fad(noun)

    a hobby ; freak; whim

  2. Origin: [Cf. Faddle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fad

    fad, n. a weak or transient hobby, crotchet, or craze: any unimportant belief or practice intemperately urged.—adjs. Fad′dish, given to fads—also Fad′dy.—ns. Fad′disnness; Fad′dism; Fad′dist, one who is a slave to some fad. [Ety. dub.]

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Anagrams for fad »

  1. FDA

  2. daf, DAF

  3. DFA, D.F.A.

  4. D.F.A.

  5. DAF

  6. DFA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fad in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Pitaro:

    I do not think this is going to be a fad.

  2. Charlie Chaplin:

    Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

  3. Peter Sokolowski:

    We're simply using the word culture more frequently, it may be a fad. It may not. It may simply be evolution.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Like a lot of us, Jeb has struggled with his weight at times. I'm slightly irritated that I seem to have found every pound he's lost, iT'S JUST A FAD.

  5. Robert Dimeff:

    This is just another fad diet that science doesn’t support at this time, especially when it comes to athletic performance, the take home message at this time, whether you’re an athlete or not, is eat whole natural foods and don’t worry about gluten unless you are actually gluten-intolerant.

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