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[kad-ish] /ˈkæd ɪʃ/
of or like a cad; dishonorable; ungentlemanly:
caddish behavior.
Origin of caddish
First recorded in 1865-70; cad + -ish1
Related forms
caddishly, adverb
caddishness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for caddish
Contemporary Examples
  • This “ surprising option” (as the tone-deaf Times headline calls it) is often viewed as caddish.

Historical Examples
  • "I suppose it is caddish to talk of her like this," he went on.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • It was caddish of him to speak of Gilbert to her, for Gilbert was his friend and her lover.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I know it was a caddish thing to do, especially when you had been so kind.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • It was caddish to think of marrying her, and monstrous to think of giving her up.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
  • To his surprise, the Boche shook his fist at him in the most blustering and caddish way.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • It's a rotten, caddish world, and I'm the rottenest fool in it.

    The Making of a Prig Evelyn Sharp
  • But he was caddish; she felt irritated and disgusted with him.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • Rather a caddish trick on Wilbraham's part to have publicly accused him.

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • If I say yes to it, it can't sound any other way than boastful and—and caddish.

    The Price Francis Lynde

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