Definition of faddy in English:


adjectivefaddier, faddiest

  • Having many arbitrary and often unusual likes and dislikes about food.

    ‘a faddy eater’
    • ‘Meal replacement diets, for example, are all faddy and the problem is that they are all very short-term solutions, as you have a strange drink or food to replace a balanced meal.’
    • ‘‘I've got my little girl eating fruit now and she's such a faddy eater,’ she said.’
    • ‘Out go faddy diets and restrictive regimes, in comes the kind of delicious and nutritious food that makes you feel great just reading about it.’
    • ‘Teatime involved cooking to cater for four different faddy appetites.’
    • ‘Gluten allergies and dairy intolerances may be nothing new in an increasingly faddy world but a dog owner was still astonished to find her pet was allergic to almost everything - including dog food.’
    • ‘Some people think its just being faddy but there are serious consequences for people who have these allergies.’
    • ‘Either they can afford to chase the faddy food fashions and pay a fortune or they just have a bland unhealthy diet, because they don't know any better.’
    • ‘Combined with gym-going are often faddy, yo-yo, low-fat diets to reduce body fat.’
    • ‘But people should realise it's serious and we aren't being faddy or awkward parents when we say our kids can't have certain things to eat.’
    • ‘When there is a conflict between their heart and their head, as there often is in childhood, these children often internalise their feelings, leading to nervous tension, faddy eating and ‘school-itis'.’
    • ‘Loyd claims not to be a faddy eater - he thinks the Atkins diet is a load of rubbish - but for lunch he orders celeriac roulade without the Bayonne ham, and a tiny plate of dressed crab.’
    fussy, finicky, difficult to please, hard to please, over-particular, faddish, over-fastidious, dainty, exacting, demanding, selective
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