cad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for caddie, from Scots, from French cadet, from dialectal capdet (chief, captain), from Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput (head).

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Noun[edit]

cad (plural cads)

  1. A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.
  2. A low-bred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cadō. Compare Daco-Romanian cădea, cad.

Verb[edit]

cad (third-person singular present indicative cadi/cade, past participle cãdzutã)

  1. I fall.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cid, from Proto-Celtic *kʷid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis.

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cad

  1. (interrogative, Connacht, Ulster) what

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Rafsi[edit]

cad

  1. rafsi of cando.

Romanian[edit]

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cad

  1. first-person singular present tense form of cădea.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of cădea.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of cădea.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *katus (compare Old Irish cath)

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cad f (plural cadau or cadoedd)

  1. battle, army

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cad gad nghad chad