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 for fad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fad \Fad\ (f[a^]d), n. [Cf. Faddle.]
     1. A hobby; freak; whim.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              It is your favorite fad to draw plans. --G. Eliot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. a practise followed enthusiastically by a number of people
        for a limited period of time; as, the latest fad in
        fashion.
  
     Syn: craze; mania.
          [PJC] -- Fad"dist, n.
          -- Fad"dish, a.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fad
      n 1: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always
           follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
           [syn: fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "fad":
     best seller, big hit, boutade, brainstorm, brilliant success,
     capriccio, caprice, chic, conceit, crank, craze, crazy idea,
     crotchet, cry, faddiness, faddishness, faddism, faddist, fancy,
     fantastic notion, fantasy, flimflam, fool notion, freak,
     freakish inspiration, furore, gas, gasser, great success,
     harebrained idea, hit, humor, killing, kink, maggot, megrim,
     meteoric success, mode, momentary success, notion, novelty,
     passing fancy, quirk, rage, resounding triumph, riot,
     roaring success, sensation, smash, smash hit, style, toy, triumph,
     vagary, vogue, whim, whim-wham, whimsy, wow, wrinkle
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  FAD
  
     ["FAD, A Simple and Powerful Database Language", F. Bancilon
     et al, Proc 13th Intl Conf on VLDB, Brighton, England, Sep
     1987].
  

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