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gad

play
noun \ˈgad\

Definition of gad

  1. 1 :  a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock

  2. 2 chiefly dialect :  a long stick



Origin of gad

Middle English, spike, from Old Norse gaddr; akin to Old English geard rod — more at yard


First Known Use: 1671

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2

gad

verb

Definition of gad

gaddedgadding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be on the go without a specific aim or purpose —usually used with about



Origin of gad

Middle English gadden


First Known Use: 15th century


3

gad

interjection

Definition of gad

  1. —used as a mild oath



Origin of gad

euphemism for God


First Known Use: 1608


Gad

play
noun \ˈgad\

Definition of Gad

  1. :  a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Gadite play \ˈga-ˌdīt\ noun


Origin of gad

Hebrew Gādh


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with gad



GAD Defined for Kids

gad

play
verb \ˈgad\

Definition of gad for Students

gaddedgadding

  1. :  to wander or roam from place to place <… we went gadding along, dropping in here and there … — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>




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