fad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of English dialectal origin. Further origin obscure. Possibly from Old English ġefæd (order, decorum) (compare Old English ġefæd (orderly, tidy), fadian, ġefadian (to set in order, arrange); or from French fadaise ("a trifling thought"; see fadaise).

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American

Noun[edit]

fad (plural fads)

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

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

fad (neuter fad or fadt, definite and plural fade)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fad n (singular definite fadet, plural indefinite fade)

  1. bassin, bowl, dish
  2. barrel, cask, vat
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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • fade (predominant in the northern half of Germany)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /faːt/
  • Homophone: Pfad (only according to a regional pronunciation of this word)

Adjective[edit]

fad (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten)

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

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Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fad m (genitive faid, nominative plural faid)

  1. length

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Mutation[edit]

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.

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Rafsi[edit]

fad

  1. rafsi of fadni.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fade.

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Adjective[edit]

fad (masculine faden, feminine fad, neuter fad)

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

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

fad m (genitive faid or faide)

  1. length
  2. distance
  3. duration

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Determiner[edit]

fad

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

Volapük[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fad (plural fads)

  1. thread

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