cad·​dish ˈka-dish How to pronounce caddish (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a cad
caddish behavior
her caddish husband
caddishly adverb
caddishness noun

Examples of caddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gulager’s performance in The Killers convinced Peter Bogdanovich to cast him as Abilene, the caddish oil-field foreman who made love to Ellen Burstyn’s character and seduced Cybill Shepherd’s Jacy Farrow in a deserted pool hall, in The Last Picture Show (1971). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Aug. 2022 The movie centers on an aspiring filmmaker played by Winona Ryder who is pursued by a responsible corporate striver (Ben Stiller, the film’s director) and a caddish poet who hates the right things (Ethan Hawke). New York Times, 14 July 2022 Kya Clark, the protagonist, is, like Delia, a naturalist and loner, who, for reasons too involved to explain here (however: spoiler alert), commits what is described as a righteously motivated murder of a caddish local bigshot, Chase Andrews. Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, 11 July 2022 Colombian crooner Maluma, who plays Kat’s caddish fiance, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Buteau round out the cast. Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2022 Did Aretha’s caddish first husband and manager, Ted White (played here by a terrific Marlon Wayans), really come storming out of the bedroom, grumbling about the lateness of the hour? Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 Enter Laura’s caddish Playboy father, Felix (Bill Murray), who reconnects with his daughter by taking her on an adventure to determine whether Dean is being unfaithful. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 31 Oct. 2020 Catherine turns the tables on her caddish suitor and bars him from her life. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug. 2020 Caroline and her husband Peregrine, Earl of Brockenhurst (Tom Wilkinson), fear for the legacy of their household if Peregrine's gambler brother (James Fleet) and caddish nephew (Adam James) get hold of their fortune after the Earl passes. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caddish was in 1838

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“Caddish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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