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Noun: gad  gad
  1. A sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
    "cowboys know not to squat with their gads on";
    - spur
Verb: gad (gadded,gadding)  gad
Usage: informal
  1. Wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    - gallivant [informal], gad about [informal]
Noun: GAD
  1. An anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension, sweating, trembling, lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
    - generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety reaction, generalised anxiety disorder [Brit]

Derived forms: gadding, gadded, gads

Type of: anxiety disorder, cast, drift, goad, prod, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan [informal], tramp, vagabond [archaic], wander

Part of: boot

Encyclopedia: Gad, West Virginia