cad

[ kad ]
/ kæd /

noun

an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women.
British Archaic.
  1. a local town boy or youth, as contrasted with a university or public school student.
  2. a servant at a university or public school.

Origin of cad

1780–90; short for caddie, (in the sense “a person who runs errands and does odd jobs”)

Definition for cad (2 of 2)

CAD

[ kad ]
/ kæd /

noun

computer-aided design.
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British Dictionary definitions for cad (1 of 2)

cad

/ (kæd) /

noun

British informal, old-fashioned a man who does not behave in a gentlemanly manner towards others

Derived Forms

caddish, adjective

Word Origin for cad

C18: shortened from caddie

British Dictionary definitions for cad (2 of 2)

CAD


n acronym for

computer-aided design
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