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Cadillac

[kad-l-ak; for 1 also French ka-dee-yak] /ˈkæd lˌæk; for 1 also French ka diˈyak/
noun
1.
Antoine de la Mothe
[ahn-twan duh la mawt] /ɑ̃ˈtwan də la ˈmɔt/ (Show IPA),
1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
2.
a city in NW Michigan.
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  • The Cadillac hit the embankment, flipped over the edge, and smashed.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The fire did destroy a lot of the Cadillac, and there's just no telling.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Some nerve; a flivver calling to a Cadillac to stop, I said.

    Roy Blakeley's Silver Fox Patrol

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • They stopped, inspected the Cadillac and found it serviceable.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
  • She had taken her clothes and jewelry and the second Cadillac.

    Confidence Game James McKimmey
Word Origin and History for Cadillac
n.

Cadillac Automobile Company, established in 1902 by Detroit engine-maker Henry Martyn Leland and named for Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658-1730), French minor aristocrat and colonial governor who founded Detroit in 1701.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Cadillac

Cadillac

modifier

: It's Cadillac all the way. It's a Cadillac operation

noun

  1. An ounce of heroin (1950s+ Narcotics)
  2. The best of its kind; standard of excellence; paragon: Republicans call New York the Cadillac of welfare states/ Revos are the Cadillac of sunglasses
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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