Definition of chad in English:

chad

noun

  • A piece of waste material removed from card or tape by punching.

Origin

1950s: 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.

Pronunciation

chad

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Definition of Chad in English:

Chad

proper noun

  • A landlocked country in northern central Africa; population 10,329,200 (est. 2009); capital, N'Djamena; official languages, French and Arabic.

Pronunciation

Chad

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