- An·toine de la Mothe [ahn-twan duh la mawt] /ɑ̃ˈtwan də la ˈmɔt/, 1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
- a city in NW Michigan.
Examples from the Web for cadillac
By the way, a mint condition 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible can now sell for as much as $350,000.
Can the new guys at Cadillac pull off the same trick—reassert the core American appeal of the brand?
That, too, is the test for Cadillac—to resuscitate a legend.
Or as Joey, the sleazy, besieged used car salesman in Cadillac Man.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63
August 12, 2014
I think Cadillac Man is literally one of the first R-rated movies I saw.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
June 8, 2014
The fire did destroy a lot of the Cadillac, and there's just no telling.
The Cadillac hit the embankment, flipped over the edge, and smashed.
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
Word Origin and History for cadillac
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.