Thaddeus

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Thaddeus

  1. A male given name, a common spelling variant of Thaddaeus.
    • 2007 Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger's Daughter, Fourth estate, ISBN 9780007258451, page 503
      "You must call me 'Thaddeus,' Hazel Jones. Better yet, 'Thad'. 'Mr. Gallagher' is for servants and other hirelings."
      When Hazel made no reply, Thaddeus learned toward her suggestively: "Will you call me 'Thad'? It's very like 'Chet', - eh? Almost no one calls me 'Thad' any longer, my old friends are falling away - every season, like dying leaves."