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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʃæd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æd

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English Ċeadda, of obscure meaning; name of a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon saint, revived in the 20th century.

The sense of "alpha male" originates from a stereotype in Anglosphere cultures that men with such a name tend to bear that temperament.

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. A male given name from Old English. Also a modern nickname for Charles, Chadwick and similar-sounding names
  2. (Britain) The British version of the "Kilroy was here" graffiti.
QuotationsEdit
  • 1993 Jonathan Kellerman, Devil's Waltz, Random House 1998, →ISBN, page 26:
    "What else? Anyway, here's the genealogy: Charles Junior's only son is Charles the Third - like royalty. He goes by Chip - Cassie's daddy. The mom is Cindy. The dead son was Chad - Charles the Fourth."
    "All Cs," I said. "Sounds like they like order."
  • 1995 Hanif Kureishi, The Black Album, Faber and Faber, →ISBN, pages 88, 90
    'He used to be called Trevor Buss.'
    'Chad? I don't believe you.' []
    'He changed his name into Muhammad Shahabuddin Ali-Shah.'
    'No!'
    'He'd insist on the whole name. He played football and his mates got fed up saying, "Pass the ball, Muhammad Shahabuddin Ali-Shah" [] No one passed to him. So he became Chad.'

NounEdit

 
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Chad (plural Chads)

  1. (Internet slang, seduction community, incel slang) A very handsome, usually tall, man whom women find sexually attractive; at times seen as an alpha male of a group.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Believed to be from Kanuri tsade (lake). The country is named after the lake.

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.
  2. A lake in Central Africa.
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AsturianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Chad m

  1. Chad

CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English Chad, from Old English.

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. a male given name from Old English

Etymology 2Edit

From English Chad, believed to be from Kanuri tsade ("lake", after Lake Chad)

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. A country in Central Africa
  2. A lake in Central Africa

Central Huasteca NahuatlEdit

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. Chad (a country in Africa)

Central NahuatlEdit

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. Chad (a country in Africa)

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EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃad/, [ˈt͡ʃað̞]

Proper nounEdit

Chad ?

  1. Chad

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SwahiliEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Chad

  1. Chad (country)

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