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FAD

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

fad

 (făd)
n.
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.

fad

(fæd)
n
1. an intense but short-lived fashion; craze
2. a personal idiosyncrasy or whim
[C19: of uncertain origin]
ˈfaddish adj
ˈfaddishness n
ˈfaddism n
ˈfaddist n

FAD

n
(Biochemistry) biochem flavin adenine dinucleotide: an ester of riboflavin with ADP that acts as the prosthetic group for many flavoproteins. See also FMN

fad

(fæd)

n.
a temporary fashion, manner of conduct, etc., esp. one followed enthusiastically by a group.
[1825–35]
fad′dish, adj.
fad′dish•ness, n.
fad′dism, n.
fad′dist, n.
fad′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fad - an interest followed with exaggerated zealfad - an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

fad

noun craze, fashion, trend, fancy, rage, mode, vogue, whim, mania, affectation He does not believe that environmental concern is a passing fad.

fad

noun
The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.
Translations
بِدْعَه، موضَه، هَوَس
bláznivý nápadmódamódní výstřelek
dillemodefænomen
divathóbort
įnoringasįnoringumasmados sekimas
modeuntums
módny hit
geçici tutkumoda

fad

[fæd] N (= fashion) → moda f
a passing faduna moda pasajera
it's just a fades la novedad nada más, es una moda pasajera
the fad for Italian clothesla moda de la ropa italiana
he has his fadstiene sus caprichos

fad

[ˈfæd] n (= craze) → engouement m
a passing fad → un engouement passager
a fad for sth → un engouement pour qch
to begin a fad for sth → lancer la mode de qch

fad

nFimmel m, → Tick m (inf); (= fashion)Masche f (inf); it’s just a faddas ist nur ein momentaner Fimmel (inf)or Tick (inf); that’s the latest fashion faddas ist die neuste Modemasche (inf); her latest food fadihr neuester Fimmel in puncto Ernährung (inf); her fad for caviarihr Kaviarfimmel (inf); his fad for wearing an earringsein Tick or Fimmel, einen Ohrring zu tragen (inf)

fad

[fæd] n (fashion) → moda, mania; (personal) → capriccio, mania, fisima

fad

(fad) noun
a temporary fashion; a craze, interest or activity that (some) people follow enthusiastically, but lasts for a short period of time. What's the latest fad in dieting?; a health-food fad.
faddish adjective
faddishness noun
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Dismissing the notion that American Utopians were mostly "cranks and faddists," he lauds their ambition:
Enough of this political pussyfooting towards a fix that will appease Farage and the usual faddists who blame all our woes on foreigners and former governments (yes, even the outsmarted Lib Dem collaborators are catching it now
But on the other hand, those of us with celiac disease are looked upon as if we are simply food faddists.
In the hands of Harvey Levenstein, however, we have quite the opposite: a parade of optimistic charlatans and pseudoscientists, industrial money grabbers, faddists, huckster journalists, ignorant policymakers, and a doltish public willing to believe and buy just about anything.
The disposition on the part of faddists to seek to force their fads down other people's throats through the agency of the State, is one of the worst signs of the times.
John Harrison wrote that all communities had their vegetarians, teetotalers, nonsmokers, and fresh-air-and-cold-water faddists, and it is to be expected that communities dedicated to providing an alternative lifestyle should attract others with their own ideas as to what that life should be.
Arrison is eager not to be confused with various longevity faddists of yore, from Ponce de Leon to Serge Voronoff, who a century ago started a fad for grafting monkey testicles onto those of aging men.