Complete Definition of "chad"

see|Chad
English

Etymology
Uncertain; predates the Chadless punch (see the Snopes article on this supposed origin; possibly from Sco. #Scots|chad, "river gravel", or the English slang term chat, "louse".

Pronunciation
rhymes|æd

Noun
wikipedia|Chad (paper)
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable Small pieces of paper punched out from the edges of continuous stationery, punched cards, paper tape etc.

#:''This card puncher creates a lot of chad.

  1. countable One of these pieces of paper.
Quotations
;uncountable
2000, Barbara and David P. Mikkelson, Urban Legends Reference Pages, http://www.snopes.com/business/names/chad.asp
:The keypunch wasn't named after a Mr. Chadless; it was so named because, as expected, it punched tape while producing little or no chad.
;countable
1959, J. W. Freebody. Telegraphy.
2000, Supreme Court of the United States (per curiam). Bush v. Gore.

Derived terms
dimpled chad
hanging chad
pregnant chad
swinging-door chad


Middle English

Etymology
See ch-#Middle English|ch-.

Verb
chad

  1. I had

Category:Middle English verbs

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