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Definition of "cad" [cad]

  • A man whose behavior is unprincipled or dishonorable. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cad" in a sentence
  • "Mr. TREE, as the titled cad, _Lord Illingworth_, is perfect in make-up and manner."
  • "Nobody can say that the abominable misconduct of Maulincour -- who is a hopeless "cad" -- is too much punished, though an Englishman may think that Dr. Johnson's receipt of three or four footmen with cudgels, applied repeatedly and unsparingly, would have been better than elaborately prepared accidents and duels, which were too honorable for"
  • "I do believe, Ralph, that's the very boy you called a cad when you first went to school. ""