Definition of cad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cad

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kæd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæd//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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a man who behaves in a dishonest or unfair way He’s no gentleman, he’s a cad! Word Origin late 18th cent. (denoting a passenger picked up by the driver of a horse-drawn coach for personal profit): abbreviation of caddie or cadet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cad

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