caddish

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From cad +‎ -ish.

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caddish (comparative more caddish, superlative most caddish)

  1. Characteristic of a cad.
    • 1908, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, “The Case for the Ephemeral”, in All Things Considered:
      To introduce into philosophical discussions a sneer at a creed's antiquity is like introducing a sneer at a lady's age. It is caddish because it is irrelevant. The pure modernist is merely a snob; he cannot bear to be a month behind the fashion.
    • 1934, George Orwell, chapter 17, in Burmese Days[1]:
      'I think it's absolutely—absolutely caddish of you to mention such things!'

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