1930s: possibly from Scots chad 'gravel, small stones' or dialect chat 'chip of wood'. It is not, as suggested, from the name of Mr. Chadless, inventor of a Chadless Keypunch: no such person has been found. Nor is it formed as an acronym from 'card hole aggregate debris'.
Chadian adjective& noun
- Example sentences
- ‘If the raids are not brought under control, we will take measures to guarantee the security of refugees and Chadians who live in these regions,’ Chadian President Idriss Deby warned on Wednesday.
- When that film received its premiere in N'Djamena, lots of Chadians from Haroun's old neighbourhood turned up to the country's only cinema dressed up to the nines.
- At least five people were arrested in the raid, including two Chadians, an Egyptian and a Saudi, a Saudi interior ministry official said.