There are 4 definitions of gad in English:

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verb (gads, gadding, gadded)

[no object] informal
Go from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure: he had heard that I was gadding about with an airline stewardess
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

Origin

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

Phrases

on (or upon) the gad

archaic On the move: Mrs Charles’s nursery maid is alway upon the gad
More example sentences
  • As Gloucester says, ‘All this done upon the gad,’ which means in the instant.

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There are 4 definitions of gad in English:

gad2

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exclamation

archaic
An expression of surprise or emphatic assertion: By gad! You look young for a doctor!
More example sentences
  • The host's pretentious huffiness assures you that the blindfolded lady holding the scales is not only implacable and inescapable but - by gad, sir!
  • [One neighbor] expressed the disgust of the others when he remarked, ‘Well, I did play marbles when I was a kid, but by gad this is the first time I've seen men play!’
  • Click on one of the ‘recent posts on PDC Bloggers’ and by gad sir, you get straight through to a perfectly respectable article in the aforementioned perfectly respectable publication.

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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There are 4 definitions of gad in English:

Gad3

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1(In the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Zilpah.
1.1The tribe of Israel traditionally descended from Gad.

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There are 4 definitions of gad in English:

Gad4

Syllabification: Gad

Entry from US English dictionary

exclamation

Used to express dismay or surprise.

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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