Any of the bits of paper that are separated from a punch card in the process of punching holes in it.
- Lake Chad
- Republic of Chad
- Chadic language
(UK) The British version of the "Kilroy was here" graffiti.
Other Word Forms of Chad
Origin of Chad
Uncertain; predates the Chadless punch (see the Snopes article on this supposed origin); possibly from the English slang term chat, "louse". The etymology Scots chad, "river gravel" previously given in some dictionaries is now thought to be nothing more than guesswork.
Old English Ceadda, of obscure meaning; name of a seventh century saint, revived in the 20th century.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to chad using the buttons below.