cad·​dish | \ ˈka-dish How to pronounce caddish (audio) \

Definition of caddish

: of, relating to, or being a cad caddish behavior her caddish husband

Other Words from caddish

caddishly adverb
caddishness noun

Examples of caddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Boniface is both charming and caddish as the insouciant young man who learns not to mess with the devil. Matthew J. Palm,, 20 Oct. 2019 Then Alice drops out of school, marries and flees to Tangier with her caddish new husband, John, to escape the traumatic memory, and perhaps Lucy as well. Jennifer Reese, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2018 Josh Gad, the MVP of many a Disney movie, plays LeFou, the doting sidekick of the caddish Gaston (Luke Evans), the dopey pursuer of Belle’s hand. Jake Coyle, Orange County Register, 16 Mar. 2017 I, in which Cio-Cio San (known as Butterfly), the teenage Japanese geisha, weds the caddish Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of caddish

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of caddish was in 1838

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“Caddish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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