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Topic: LEISURE

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from fiddle-faddle

fad

noun
     
fad [countable]
DL something that people like or do for a short time, or that is fashionable for a short time:
Interest in organic food is not a fad, it's here to stay.
faddish adjective
faddishness noun [uncountable]
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