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A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.

[Possibly from fidfad, fussy person, fussy, from fiddle-faddle.]

fad′dism n.
fad′dist n.
fad′dy adj.


flavin adenine dinucleotide


an inclination for adopting fads. — faddishness, faddist, n. — faddish, adj.
See also: Fads
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