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Brewer's: Fad

(A). A hobby, a temporary fancy, a whim. A contraction of faddle in ?fiddle-faddle.?

?Among the fads that Charley had taken up for a time was that of collecting old prints.? ?Eggleston: Faith Doctor, chap. iii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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