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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fad (A).
 
A hobby, a temporary fancy, a whim. A contraction of faddle in “fiddle-faddle.”   1
        “Among the fads that Charley had taken up for a time . . was that of collecting old prints.”—Eggleston: Faith Doctor, chap. iii.
 


 Facto’tum.Fada. 

 
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