A rogue, or bounder. A cad is a man who is aware of the codes of conduct which seperate a gentleman from a ruffian, but finds himself unable to quite live up to them. Cads are quite capable of disguising themselves as good chaps for some time, only revealing their true nature in circumstances of particular stress or temptation. Others embrace their caddishness whole-heartedly and delight in behaving in a manner which is, to be quite frank, not cricket.

They are certainly intelligent, educated, often cultured and frequently very witty, but, alas, are simply unreliable.
"Even by the standards of Permanent Secretaries, Appleby really was rather a cad."
by Medium Dave October 03, 2008
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Regency-era swear word, meaning a man who doesn't treat women proper.
Regency woman: Forsooth, Eminem, for thou art such a cad!

Eminem: Yo, shut yo mouth yo beeatch, and suck mah cock, and den yall fuck off back to yo own time zone

Regency woman: (faints at hearing so much bad language)
by Andy April 20, 2004
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someone who acts like a COMPLETE butt to girls but is SO handsome. Most guys who know him think he is a total jerk because he disagrees with all their beliefs.
Rhett- "Scarlett, i'm leaving you here in Georgia as the civil war rages on to go join the completly lost Confederate cause."

Scarlett- "YOU CAD! HOW DARE YOU! WHEN I TELL MY FATHER,-"

Rhett- (picks Scarlett up and kisses her)
by moony101 March 14, 2008
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An ill-bred generic male hanger-on who flirts with everything that moves. Cads are often found in high numbers in clubs, music festivals and beach parties. Somewhat synonymous with jock. Cads prize pack mentality over individualism and may be hard to tell apart. Cads lack manners and social graces and are particularly fond of cat-calling and swooning.

Less educated young women may find themselves seduced by a cad, but experienced ladies are immune to the cad's infantile behaviour and unrefined advances.
The beach volleyball area is full of cads. Good for eye candy and not much else
by MrKapper Is Back December 12, 2012
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A kick ass webcomic drawn by Tim Buckley. It is about the lives of Ethan, Lucas, Lilah, and of course we can't forget about the penguin, Ted

CAD is short for CTRL+ALT+DEL
cad is so fucking awsome! check out the comic at ctrlaltdel-online.com
by Dpalmer May 24, 2004
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Control-Alt-Delete. The action of rebooting a computer in an attempt to fix a problem that you don't understand. Very common concurrent activities while rebooting include: finger crossing, wishing and hoping.
IT Guy: So, you sent an email and received an error message in return? Have you rebooted the computer?

Employee: No.

IT Guy: Let's do that.

later...

Employee: That guy always tells me to cad that shit! Does he know anything.
by hood4u August 22, 2007
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an unscrupulous male who makes up terms for women based on body or face type such as "Winter Girlfriend", "Summer Girlfriend", "Butter face", "Cepter face".
The cad described his date with the pretty face and thick body as a "winter girlfriend" who would be good to cuddle with in the winter, but unnattractive in a bathing suit in the summer.
by Nowitt Tall February 08, 2007
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