fadlike

fad

[fad]
noun
a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.

Origin:
1825–35; noun use of dial. fad to look after things, busy oneself with trifles, back formation from obsolete faddle to play with, fondle. See fiddle

fadlike, adjective


craze, vogue, rage.
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fad (fæd)
 
n
1.  an intense but short-lived fashion; craze
2.  a personal idiosyncrasy or whim
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]
 
'faddish
 
adj
 
'faddishness
 
n
 
'faddism
 
n
 
'faddist
 
n

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

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Word Origin & History

fad
1834, "hobby, pet project;" 1881 as "fashion, craze," perhaps shortened from fiddle-faddle. Or perhaps from Fr. fadaise "trifle, nonsense," ult. from L. fatuus "stupid."
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FAD abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
FAD
  1. fish aggregating device

  2. flavin adenine dinucleotide

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