Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of a cad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a cad; ungentlemanly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. offensively discourteous

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • One may well think the whole idea of war guilt foolish, and the clause in the Versailles Treaty attributing such guilt to Germany "caddish," as Harold Nicolson called it.

    Churchill and His Myths

  • His first duty was to them, and it would be "caddish" to let them suspect any sacrifice in its fulfilment.

    More about Pixie

  • Even though I don't usually watch ABC's "The Bachelor," I could hardly avoid hearing about the pop culture tempest created when the handsome fellow turned "caddish" and dumped Melissa, the woman he originally picked as his "future bride" in favor of his second place choice, Molly.

    J. Weekly

  • This yankee barely understands the meaning of "caddish" and he is completely baffled by this "potty peer" thing.

    House of Eratosthenes

  • As Mark Darcy, Firth played an illusive dreamboat named after his own television triumph as Austen's hero; Grant's portrayal of the caddish Daniel Cleaver was an amused nod at his own popular persona.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • It seems to be bad boy season right now – "caddish" Charles Spencer snaring yet another fiancee, Shane Warne upsetting Liz Hurley, Berlusconi… being Berlusconi.

    Idolising bad boys makes Charlies of us all | Barbara Ellen

  • Wiig plays Annie, first seen being humped vigorously by the wittily caddish Jon Hamm, who doesn't notice or care that his partner isn't exactly enjoying herself.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Bridesmaids

  • As the village suffers its first losses at the frontline, conscientious objector George (Thomas), a teacher, is ostracised for refusing to dish out corporal punishment at the local school, flat-footed Cecil (Bird) bemoans a lack of beer, and caddish, cowardly Bert (Sweet) sets his cap at a grieving widow.

    Chickens: What The Inbetweeners did next

  • His career reflects the bipolar nature of the narrative arcs of the wrestling world where he made his bones with its heroic "face" and caddish "heel" characters, with their appeal to the kids who are the real fanbase, and to the more bloodthirsty adult fans who want to see a few faces get filled in.

    The Rock is back with Faster and once again is underused

  • Number two, directly related to number one: She reasonably fears being abandoned by a caddish man that she lusts after, whose caddishness has nothing to do with her "self."

    Nina Burleigh: Franzen's Female Trouble

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.