Definition of craze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kreɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//kreɪz//
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craze (for something) an enthusiastic interest in something that is shared by many people but that usually does not last very long; a thing that people have a craze for synonym fad the latest fitness craze to sweep the country Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘break, produce cracks’): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish krasa ‘crunch’.Extra examples Doctors warned of the latest drug craze to sweep America. Is this interest in health foods just a passing craze? It’s the latest craze to hit San Francisco. The princess started a craze for huge earrings. the craze for fashionable sports clothing the latest craze among children I don’t understand this craze for collecting labels. Pet pigs are the latest craze.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: craze