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"I may be pretty rotten, but I'm not that kind of cad," said he.

Wasn't that cad of a Bordenave going to go off the hooks after all?

It was on her soil and through her influence that a silly woman had married a cad.

I was a cad to play about your fireplace––quite wrong––and you had to make me realize it.

The first time—it was the act of a cad—but I worked it all out.

"It isn't necessary to be a cad, Boris," she flung back hotly.

Suppose he, too, should fall to the lot of a cad like Pledge, or a brute like Bull!

Culver,” said Birket, “you are a cad; you hit below the belt.

But who cares what a fellow means, so long as he acts like a cad?

You wouldn't be cad enough to peach on us for smokin', would you?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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