Chad

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃæd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æd

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English Ċeadda, of obscure meaning; name of a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon saint, revived in the 20th century.

The sense of “alpha male” originates from a stereotype in Anglosphere cultures that men with such a name tend to bear that temperament.

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Chad

  1. A male given name from Old English. Also a modern nickname for Charles, Chadwick and similar-sounding names
    • 1993 Jonathan Kellerman, Devil's Waltz, Random House 1998, →ISBN, page 26:
      "What else? Anyway, here's the genealogy: Charles Junior's only son is Charles the Third - like royalty. He goes by Chip - Cassie's daddy. The mom is Cindy. The dead son was Chad - Charles the Fourth."
      "All Cs," I said. "Sounds like they like order."
    • 1995 Hanif Kureishi, The Black Album, Faber and Faber, →ISBN, pages 88, 90
      'He used to be called Trevor Buss.'
      'Chad? I don't believe you.' []
      'He changed his name into Muhammad Shahabuddin Ali-Shah.'
      'No!'
      'He'd insist on the whole name. He played football and his mates got fed up saying, "Pass the ball, Muhammad Shahabuddin Ali-Shah" [] No one passed to him. So he became Chad.'
  2. (Britain) The British version of the "Kilroy was here" graffiti.

Noun[edit]

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Chad (plural Chads)

  1. (Internet slang, seduction community, incel slang) A very handsome, usually tall, man whom women find sexually attractive; at times seen as an alpha male of a group.
    • 2018 April 25, Alex Hern, “Who are the 'incels' and how do they relate to Toronto van attack?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      They are united by the fact that women will not have sex with them, usually attributed to shallow obsessions with looks or superficial personality, and by their hatred of “Chads” and “Stacys”, the men and women who have sex.
    • 2018 April 28, Kate Wilson, “Last week in tech: sex robots”, in The Georgia Straight[2]:
      Short for “female humanoid”, it’s used in place of the word “woman” to depict how, in an incel’s view, women are not entirely human, but are instead robot-like androids who only crave sex with Chads.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Believed to be from Kanuri tsade (lake). The country is named after the lake.

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Chad

  1. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.
  2. A lake in Central Africa.
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Asturian[edit]

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Chad m

  1. Chad

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English Chad, from Old English.

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Chad

  1. a male given name from Old English

Etymology 2[edit]

From English Chad, believed to be from Kanuri tsade ("lake", after Lake Chad)

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Chad

  1. A country in Central Africa
  2. A lake in Central Africa

Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

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Chad

  1. Chad (a country in Africa)

Central Nahuatl[edit]

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Chad

  1. Chad (a country in Africa)

Spanish[edit]

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Chad ?

  1. Chad

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Swahili[edit]

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Chad

  1. Chad (country)

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