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Fad

Fad

(făd)
,
Noun.
[Cf.
Faddle
.]
1.
A hobby ; freak; whim.
It is your favorite
fad
to draw plans.
G. Eliot.
Fad′dist
,
Noun.

Fad′dish
,
Adj.

Definition 2021


fad

fad

See also: fàd, fād, fäd, and fád

English

Noun

fad (plural fads)

  1. A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.

Translations

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Danish

Etymology 1

From French fade, from Late Latin *fatidus, a blend of Latin fatuus (foolish) and vapidus (vapid).

Adjective

fad (neuter fad or fadt, e-form fade)

  1. insipid, bland, slightly nauseating
  2. (figuratively) flat, insipid, vapid

Etymology 2

From Old Norse fat (vat, vessel, luggage, clothing).

Noun

fad n (singular definite fadet, plural indefinite fade)

  1. bassin, bowl, dish
  2. barrel, cask, vat
Inflection

German

Alternative forms

  • fade (predominant in the northern half of Germany)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faːt/
  • Homophones: Fahrt, Pfad (only according to sub-standard pronunciations of these words)
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Adjective

fad (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or am fadsten)

  1. (predominant in southern Germany and Austria) vapid, flavourless

Declension


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish fot.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster, Aran) IPA(key): /fˠɑd̪ˠ/
  • (Connemara, Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /fˠad̪ˠ/

Noun

fad m (genitive singular faid, nominative plural faid)

  1. length

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fad fhad bhfad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • fot, fat” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “fad” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "fad" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Lojban

Rafsi

fad

  1. rafsi of fadni.

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From French fade.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faːt/
    • Rhymes: -aːt

Adjective

fad (masculine faden, neuter fad, comparative méi fad, superlative am faadsten)

  1. bland, insipid, tasteless
  2. dull, boring, bland

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French fade.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fad/
  • Rhymes: -ad

Adjective

fad m, n (feminine singular fadă, masculine plural fazi, feminine and neuter plural fade)

  1. tasteless, flavorless, insipid

Synonyms

Declension


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

fad m (genitive singular faid or faide)

  1. length
  2. distance
  3. duration

Derived terms

Related terms

Determiner

fad

  1. all, whole
    • A bheil sibh fad an latha ann?
      • Have you been there all the day?

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fad/

Noun

fad (plural fads)

  1. thread

Declension

Derived terms

  • fadäd
  • lefad