See also: FAD, fàd, fād, fäd, and fád

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), whence Middle English faden (to arrange)); or from French fadaise ("a trifling thought"; see fadaise).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /fæd/
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  • Rhymes: -æd

Noun edit

fad (plural fads)

  1. A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.
    • 2004, Andre R. Young, “Encore”, in Encore:
      You're a fad, that means you're something that we've already had, but once you're gone, you don't come back.
    • 2010, Eric J. Cesal, Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice, page 134:
      The pet rock fad was started by an advertising executive named Gary Dahl. The premise was simple: take ordinary rocks, glue eyes on them, and market them as pets.

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Bavarian edit

Etymology edit

From French fade (tasteless), from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, blend of Latin fatuus and vapidus.

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Adjective edit

fad (comparative fader, superlative åm fadestn)

  1. vapid, flavourless, bland
  2. boring, bored

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, plural and definite singular attributive 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. basin, bowl, dish
  2. barrel, cask, vat
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German edit

Alternative forms edit

  • fade (predominant in the northern half of Germany)

Etymology edit

From French fade (tasteless).

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Adjective edit

fad (strong nominative masculine singular fader, comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or am fadsten)

  1. (predominant in southern Germany and Austria) vapid, flavourless, bland
    Synonyms: schal, langweilig, geschmacklos
    Das Essen schmeckt fad.The food tastes bland.
  2. (by extension) boring, bored
    Synonym: langweilig
    Das war ein fader Film.That was a boring film.
    Mir ist so fad.I am so bored.

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Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish fot.[1] Compare Scottish Gaelic fad.

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Noun edit

fad m (genitive singular 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.

References edit

  1. ^ Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “fad”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 289
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 101
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 96

Further reading edit

Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

From French fade.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

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

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

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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French fade.

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

  1. tasteless, flavorless, insipid
    Synonyms: searbăd, insipid, fără gust

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Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish fot, from Proto-Celtic *wazdos, which could be from the same root as *wāstos (empty).

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fad m (genitive singular 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?

Mutation edit

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

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Volapük edit

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Noun edit

fad (nominative plural fads)

  1. thread

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Etymology edit

From Middle English what (why), from Old English hwæt (why). Spelling was influenced by Irish fád.

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fad

  1. why
    Synonym: farthoo
    • 1867, “DR. RUSSELL ON THE INHABITANTS AND DIALECT OF THE BARONY OF FORTH”, in APPENDIX:
      Fad didn'st thou cum t' ouz on zum other dey?
      [Why didn't you come to us on some other day?]

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References edit

  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 131