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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faddist - a person who subscribes to a variety of fads
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
food faddist - a person who adheres briefly to different diets
References in classic literature ?
He's as clever as they make 'em--a full-charged battery of force and vitality, but a quarrelsome, ill-conditioned faddist, and unscrupulous at that.
Yes, and the faddists were to win despite the other side's incontrovertible evidence that Fallon was headed for bankruptcy and that the proposed bonds and outstanding ones could never be met.
You'd have thought I was the worst food faddist in the world.
In an age when we've been bombarded with pastas and curries and who knows what from who knows where, you can surprise and delight your friends with an exotic surprise like meat and two veg - if you can remember how to cook it properly and you have avoided making friends with a bunny-hugging food faddist.
Not enjoying heavy metal, or Baroque classics, doesn't make you a music-hater any more than finding the taste of mussels unappetising makes you a fish faddist or wrinkling your nose at a particular aftershave makes you a smell snob.
Some dismiss it as faddist, destined to go the way of Total Quality Management of the nineties.
Very careful about his diet, his menu would have satisfied today's most fanatic food faddist and severely disappointed most 1950s compatriots.
And if that weren't enough, Marvel showed a Humidrawer at the Kitchen/ Bath Show for this year's faddist, the cigar lover.