CADS

cad

[kad]
noun
1.
an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women.
2.
British Archaic.
a.
a local town boy or youth, as contrasted with a university or public school student.
b.
a servant at a university or public school.

Origin:
1780–90; short for caddie (def 2)


1. bounder, rotter, rascal, rogue; heel.
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CAD

[kad]
noun
computer-aided design.
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cad (kæd)
 
n
informal, old-fashioned (Brit) a man who does not behave in a gentlemanly manner towards others
 
[C18: shortened from caddie]
 
'caddish
 
adj

CAD
 
n acronym for
computer-aided design

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Word Origin & History

cad
1730, shortening of cadet (q.v.); originally used of servants, then (1831) of town boys by students at British universities and public schools (though at Cambridge it meant "snob"). Meaning "person lacking in finer feelings" is from 1838.
"A cad used to be a jumped-up member of the lower classes who was guilty of behaving as if he didn't know that his lowly origin made him unfit for having sexual relationships with well-bred women." [Anthony West, "H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life," 1984]
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
CAD
  1. Canada—dollar

  2. carbohydrate addict's diet

  3. computer-aided design

  4. coronary artery disease

CADS
Clinical Administrative Data Service
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