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  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek, of common usage, variant of Thaddaeus.
    • 2007 Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger's Daughter, Fourth estate, →ISBN, 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."