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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of north-central Africa. Once part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960. N'Djamena is the capital and the largest city. Population: 9,890,000.
  • LakeChad A shallow lake of north-central Africa in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria. It was first explored by Europeans in 1823.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name. Also a modern nickname for Charles, Chadwick and similar-sounding names
  • proper n. The British version of the "Kilroy was here" graffiti.
  • proper n. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.

Etymologies

Old English Ceadda, of obscure meaning; name of a seventh century saint, revived in the 20th century. (Wiktionary)
Believed to be from Kanuri tsade ("lake", after Lake Chad) (Wiktionary)

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