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gad1

Syllabification: gad
Pronunciation: /ɡad
 
/

verb (gads, gadding, gadded)

[no object] informal
Go around from one place to another, in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment: help out around the house and not be gadding about the countryside
More example sentences
  • It is very exciting, but I am here all alone whilst she gads around talking to men with beards.
  • And while you're gadding about, why not visit the biblical-sounding Burning Mountain - which actually is burning, and has been for about a thousand years, ever since an underground coal seam caught fire.
  • With Americans gadding around in high-riding 4WD off-roaders, Puerto Santo Tomás hardly qualifies as remote: If we could make it in our car, it isn't remotely remote.
Synonyms
gallivant about, traipse around, flit around, run around, travel around, roam (about/around)

Origin

late Middle English: back-formation from obsolete gadling 'wanderer, vagabond', (earlier) 'companion', of Germanic origin.

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  • Gad as in gad about was probably formed from obsolete gadling which first meant ‘companion’ but later had the meaning ‘wanderer, vagabond’. The origin is Germanic. Another view is that it is from obsolete gad meaning ‘rush about like an animal stung by gad-flies’, which is a possibility, but some of the evidence does not support this theory.

Words that rhyme with gad

ad, add, Allahabad, bad, Baghdad, bedad, begad, cad, Chad, clad, dad, egad, fad, forbade, glad, grad, had, jihad, lad, mad, pad, plaid, rad, Riyadh, sad, scad, shad, Strad, tad, trad

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exclamation

archaic
An expression of surprise or emphatic assertion: By gad! You look young for a doctor!

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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  • Gad as in gad about was probably formed from obsolete gadling which first meant ‘companion’ but later had the meaning ‘wanderer, vagabond’. The origin is Germanic. Another view is that it is from obsolete gad meaning ‘rush about like an animal stung by gad-flies’, which is a possibility, but some of the evidence does not support this theory.

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Gad3

Syllabification: Gad
Pronunciation: /ɡad
 
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1(In the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Zilpah (Gen. 30:9-11).

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Gad4

Syllabification: Gad
Pronunciation: /ɡad
 
/

exclamation

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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