Pronunciation Noun

cad (plural cads)

  1. A low-bred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.
  2. (historical) A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.
    • c. 1835, Charles Dickens, "Omnibuses" (in Sketches by Boz)
      We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any buss on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: boletero
  • Russian: грубия́н
  • Spanish: villano



  1. (computing) Initialism of computer-aided drafting
  2. (computing, engineering) Initialism of computer-aided design
  3. (computing) Initialism of control alt delete
  4. (import/export) Cash Against Documents; an arrangement where the purchaser must pay the total price in cash in order to get shipping papers from the seller or (usually) a third party.
  5. (medicine) Initialism of coronary artery disease
  6. (medicine) Initialism of computer-aided diagnosis
    • 2017, Sunjoo Bang et al, "Quad-phased data mining modeling for dementia diagnosis ↗" in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(Supp1):60, at Abstract>Background.
      Therefore, there are various researches to improve a dementia diagnosis process in the field of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technology.
  7. (public safety) Initialism of Computer Aided Dispatch
  • (Canadian dollar) C$

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