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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: craze 'to make crazy'; CRAZED

craze

noun
     
craze [countable]
a fashion, game, type of music etc that becomes very popular for a short time [= fad]
craze for
She started a craze for this type of jewellery.
At that time, scooters were the latest craze.
fitness/dance/fashion etc craze
The jogging craze began in the 1970s.

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