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gad

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noun \ˈgad\

Definition of gad

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

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  a long stick

Origin and Etymology of gad

Middle English, “spike, goad, metal bar,” borrowed from Old Norse gaddr “goad, spike,” going back to Germanic *gazda- “stick, rod, goad” — more at 4yard


First Known Use: 1671

Other Dialect Terms


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gad

verb

Definition of gad

gadded

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gadding

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

Origin and Etymology of gad

Middle English gadden, of obscure origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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gad

interjection

Definition of gad

  1. —used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of gad

euphemism for God


First Known Use: 1608


Gad

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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 and Etymology of gad

Hebrew Gādh


First Known Use: before 12th century


GAD

abbreviation

Definition of GAD



GAD Defined for Kids

gad

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verb \ˈgad\

Definition of gad for Students

gadded

;

gadding

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


Medical Dictionary

GAD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of GAD

  1. generalized anxiety disorder



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