Definition of caddishness in English:



dated, informal
  • See cad

    • ‘Although it's usually the men in his tales who do the betraying (another poem begins, ‘There are no traitors among women’), he seldom chides them for infidelity or caddishness.’
    • ‘A cad himself, he is quick to detect caddishness in others.’
    • ‘For the narrator, the ‘crime’ is caddishness, not coition - a failing of etiquette rather than morality.’
    • ‘Age is also important in proving that his reputation endures unextinguished by any possible notorious acts of caddishness or inelegance down the years.’
    • ‘To compound this apparent caddishness, Howard is also a fellow traveler and a boorish personality.’