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Definition of Fad

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fashion, trend, passing style; craze
Fad Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\fad\ (?), n. [cf. faddle.] a hobby; freak; whim. -- fad"dist , n. it is your favorite fad to draw plans. eliot.
n : an interest followed with exaggerated zeal: "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" [syn: craze, furor, furore, cult, rage]

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WordNet 2.0

1. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
(synonym) craze, furor, furore, cult, rage
(hypernym) fashion
Fad Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
a product, especially a fashion, that comes quickly to the attention of an eager public, achieves peak sales in a relatively short time, and rapidly declines in popularity; that is, a popular product with a particularly short life cycle. See Fashion.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Fad Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
feasible arrival date; force activity designator
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NATO Acronyms
Fighter Air Defence
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Force/Activity Designator; Fleet Air Defense
Fad Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Fishery Glossary
Fish aggregation device; usually floating materials anchored to the sea floor that attract schools of fish (Christy, 1997).
Fuel Advisory Departure
Aircraft Maintenance Acronymns
Force Activity Designator
Fad Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A fad or trend is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed enthusiastically for a period of time, generally as a result of the behavior being perceived as popular by one's peers or being deemed "cool" by social or other media. A fad is said to "catch on" when the number of people adopting it begins to increase rapidly. They normally fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone.

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