noun, ca·det often attributive \kə-ˈdet\

: a student at a military school who is preparing to be an officer

Full Definition of CADET

a :  a younger brother or son
b :  youngest son
c :  a younger branch of a family or a member of it
:  one in training for a military or naval commission; especially :  a student in a service academy
slang :  pimp
ca·det·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of CADET

  1. <the hooker claims she turned all her dough in to her cadet last night>

Origin of CADET

French, from Gascon capdet chief, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin capit-, caput head — more at head
First Known Use: 1610

Related to CADET

pimp [slang], fancy man, pander, procurer
CADETSHIP Defined for Kids


noun ca·det \kə-ˈdet\

Definition of CADET for Kids

:  a student in a military school or college


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