fad fad  /ˈfæd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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Usage(s):

  1. Bananas are hardly the first fad diet to create shortages in Japan's consumer markets.
  2. In fact, what parental disapproval there is seems only to fuel the fad.
  3. A burgeoning industry is milking fat profits from the faddish fear of dairy products.

News

  1. Fitness apps can inspire you to shape up

    Forget fad diets and expensive gyms. One of the best get-in-shape go-to's could be right in the palm of your hand: your smartphone.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Weight Loss Tips 2013: Hypnosis Can Help Overweight Women Lose Weight Fast - in Time for Summer Fun

    DENVER, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of reading about yet another fad diet that's a surefire way to lose weight? Maybe the answer for overweight women and men is not what they eat, but what they ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Local kids ditch shoes for soccer tournament

    Barefoot running has become a fad these days, but have you ever heard of barefoot soccer? For kids across the U.S. it's practically unheard of, but for kids around the world it's actually the norm.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

Quotes

  1. "I don't live in a cave; I know some people are saying it's just a fad," Fils-Aime said as he showed previews of Wii and Nintendo DS portable game titles to be released in coming months. "Nintendo is not a fad. It is the future and it is...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Reggie Fils-Aime Source: AFP

  2. "All we're trying to do now is trying to inform folks that we have a fad now that does not have a very good origination," Siplin said.
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Gary Siplin Source: Reuters UK

  3. "I think this is the new fad that we're trying to show that at least there's an effort there," Millar said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Kevin Millar Source: Yahoo! Sports (blog)

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