Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with gads or sharp points.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gad.

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Examples

  • The accusation that Rachel "gadded" as much as other girls of her age was obviously an unmerited one.

    The Arbiter A Novel

  • Then Terri and I gadded about, checking the dealer's room and elsewhere before her 5pm reading, where she read "Eighteen Minutes" to a very appreciative audience.

    I-Con Day 2

  • On June 1, the captain was ordered by Franklin, whom Jones had rarely seen while he gadded about town, to get back to his ship at once.

    John Paul Jones

  • On June 1, the captain was ordered by Franklin, whom Jones had rarely seen while he gadded about town, to get back to his ship at once.

    John Paul Jones

  • And from that time onwards Major Kovalev gadded about the same as before.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • Chia Cheng's departure, indulged his caprices, allowed his feelings to run riot, and gadded wildly about.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • John came home early, Meg gadded no more, and that greatcoat was put on in the morning by a very happy husband, and taken off at night by a most devoted little wife.

    Little Women

  • "And after the trull has gadded about the country with young Montagu in all manner of disguises?" he continued.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • But if it gets out that I gadded about for a day with an officer, even though he is a padre, and that we went miles out of town, there'll be some row, my boy.

    Simon Called Peter

  • The way you gadded around over the hills with him -- a perfect stranger -- was disgraceful; perfectly disgraceful.

    Her Prairie Knight

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