of or like a cad; dishonorable; ungentlemanly: caddish behavior.

Origin of caddish

First recorded in 1865–70; cad + -ish1
Related formscad·dish·ly, adverbcad·dish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for caddish

Contemporary Examples of caddish

  • This “ surprising option” (as the tone-deaf Times headline calls it) is often viewed as caddish.

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    The New Unsafe Sex

    Tracy Quan

    July 28, 2009

Historical Examples of caddish

  • "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