cad


cad
cad 1730, shortening of CADET (Cf. 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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  • cad — [kæd] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: cad unskilled helper (1800 1900), from caddy; CADDY11] old fashioned a man who cannot be trusted, especially one who treats women badly …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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