Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Something that is popular only for a short time - synonyms or related words

craze

noun

something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time

fad

noun

something that is popular or fashionable for only a short time

nine-day/seven-day/one-day wonder

mainly literary someone or something that people are interested in and excited about for a short time only

a flash in the pan

someone or something that is popular or successful for a very short time only

flavour of the month

something or someone that is very popular for only a short time

BuzzWord

moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play