noun \ˈkad\

: a rude and selfish man

Full Definition of CAD

:  an omnibus conductor
:  a man who acts with deliberate disregard for another's feelings or rights

Examples of CAD

  1. He is a cad, not a gentleman.
  2. <he's the type of cad who readily bad-mouths every girl who's ever dumped him>

Origin of CAD

English dialect, unskilled assistant, short for Scots caddie
First Known Use: 1833

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Definition of CAD

computer-aided design


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