Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FADS

The Constitution is neither a legislative crazy-quilt nor a receptacle of fads.

Do you know, Rose Millar, these decorators' fads are constantly changing?

He had none of the fads which we associate with the Radical party.

I suppose if she marries a husband with any fads of that sort, she will have to share them.

Finally the no-breakfast idea went the way of most fads in food.

He never concealed his fancies, his fads, his manias, his vices.

Seven children, one of them unweaned, and then all these fads to put up with.

She did little else just now, for she was a creature of fads.

He was too full of interests, of "fads," some people called them, ever to be dull.

There was another fashion, "fads" we should call them nowadays.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, "hobby, pet project;" 1881 as "fashion, craze," perhaps shortened from fiddle-faddle. Or perhaps from French fadaise "trifle, nonsense," ultimately from Latin fatuus "stupid."