Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: fad
IPA transcription: [f'├Žd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rage
    Meaning: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
Usage examples
  • "Slumming" had never been a fad with Raymond society, and this was perhaps the first time that the two had come together in this way.
  • In order to keep ourselves and others in a state of moderation, we must remember that all persons have some fad, mania, or fixed ideas which they permit no one to gainsay.
  • "Well, even granting that, I don't think health has anything to do with goodness; of course, it's valuable to a great saint to be able to stand enormous strains, but this fad of popular preachers rising on their toes in simulated virility, bellowing that calisthenics will save the world--no, Burne, I can't go that."